How To Make Texas Style Spanish Rice At Home

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Julbi Pandoh
Julbi is a Punjab native who enjoys nothing better than making something special from a bunch of ingredients for her husband and daughter. This is what she loves to do and no one can deny the fact how much a Punjabi loves food. And we can see that in Julbi’s enthusiasm for food.

In many cultures, rice is considered an inseparable part of the meal.  A healthy bowl of rice can be great comfort food.  This recipe of Texas style Spanish rice will be a hit at your dining table.

Spanish rice is a simple dish with a super simple recipe to make at home. It is also known as Mexican rice. This recipe goes great with all the Tex-Mex meals like enchiladas, tamales and some others. I can assure once you try this recipe, it will become an all-time favorite meal. 

To cook Texas style Spanish rice up, sauté onions and green peppers in a large skillet with oil. Add rice to it with tomatoes, cumin, salt, turmeric, salt, garlic powder and water. Bring them all to boil. After a boil, cover them add cook on a reduced flame. Serve hot.

More details for this recipe are waiting ahead. First, you have to grab the ingredients you require for this recipe. To help you with this, a list of ingredients is given below. Check the list and fetch them all. Begin with the recipe as soon as you grab them, as you will love the outcome. 

Ingredients For Texas Style Spanish Rice

  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes with green chiles
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, optional

I guess you might not need to run to the grocery store to get these ingredients. There is a great possibility that you will find them all in your pantry itself. Even if not, then head straight to the nearest grocery store and you will get them all there. Check out the time below you need for its making.

How Much Time Will It Take To Make Texas Style Spanish Rice?

Preparation TimeCooking TimeTotal Time
10 minutes25 minutes35 minutes

They recipe will take approximately half an hour to be ready. So let’s not wait anymore. See the instructions below to begin with.

Steps To Make Texas Style Spanish Rice

Texas style Spanish rice
  1. Take a skillet to sauté onions and green peppers in oil for 2 minutes. Once done, add rice to it and stir so that it gets coated with oil. 
  2. Add tomatoes, cumin, salt, turmeric, salt, garlic powder and water to the skillet. Bring them all to boil. After a boil, reduce the heat to minimum. Cover and cook the rice for 20 minutes or until the water gets absorbed.
  3. Serve hot.

You can also add cilantro to the rice. 

Nutritional Breakdown of Texas Style Spanish Rice

Check out how much calorie one serving of Texas style Spanish rice will have.

Calories166
Protein3 g
Carbohydrates27 g
Fat5 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium279 mg

Make sure you try this recipe at your home and let me know about your experience. You can write your queries, reviews and any suggestions in the comment section below. I will be happy to help you. Do not hesitate to ask your questions. It will not only help you but will also be a great help to others who are going to try the recipe. I hope you enjoy making them. Have a great day!

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