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Spanish Rice

A versatile side dish that traditionally accompanies Mexican food (but is great with steak, chicken or even enjoyed on its own) 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: English, Mexican, Spanish
Keyword: rice, spanishrice
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 429kcal


  • 60 grams butter
  • 1/2 cup basmati rice
  • 2 small-medium tomatoes
  • 1/2 large onion (or 1 small onion)
  • 1 1/2 cups stock (chicken or vegetable)


  • Melt butter in a large heavy-based saucepan.
  • Add rice and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes or until rice browns, stirring from time to time.
  • Add chopped tomatoes and onion and continue cooking for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add warmed stock and cover saucepan with lid.
  • Simmer for 20 minutes, covered, stirring occasionally.
  • Season with salt and pepper and garnish with lemon and chives.


Calories: 429kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 929mg | Potassium: 399mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 2150IU | Vitamin C: 19.6mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 0.7mg