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Recipe: Restaurant Style Spanish Rice

Side dishes never get any of the glory, but we think this Spanish Rice deserves some love. The best addition to a big plate of tacos, our quick and easy Restaurant-Style Spanish Rice is packed with flavor and easy to customize with whatever you've got on hand, plus it comes together in less than 30 minutes. Add a big dollop of hot sauce if you want a little extra kick!


1 cup long-grain white rice

2 cups chicken or vegetable broth

1/2 medium white onion, finely chopped

1 clove garlic, minced

1 cup diced tomatoes

1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. turmeric powder (or saffron if you’re fancy and have cash to blow)

1/2 tsp. dried oregano

1 sprig fresh cilantro, chopped


  1. Add rice and broth to a small saucepan and bring to boil. Once the rice is boiling turn it down to a simmer.

  2. Add salt, turmeric, and oregano.

  3. Stir in garlic, onion, and tomatoes and cook until the rice has absorbed all the liquid, about 10-15 minutes.

  4. Sprinkle in cilantro and serve alongside black beans and tacos.

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