Cooking With The Mommy-Files: Spanish Rice

By Shannon Gosney
In Cooking with Redhead Mom
February 26, 2010

This was the first time I’ve made Spanish Rice and it was REALLY easy and tasty! The boys LOVED it and had a few helpings of it with each meal. Plus, it made a lot for our family.


3 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, chopped
2 or 3 garlic cloves (depending on how much you like garlic)
2 cups of long grain white rice
3 cans chicken broth
2 tbsp tomato paste
3 shakes of oregano
1 tsp salt


1) In a large skillet, brown the rice in the olive oil over medium/high heat. I cooked it until it was golden brown. Add onion and garlic. Cook the onion rice mixture, stirring frequently, about 4 minutes, or until the onions are softened.

2) In a separate sauce pan, bring the chicken broth to a simmer. Add the tomato paste, oregano, and salt and blend with a whisk.

3) Add rice to the broth mixture. Bring to a simmer.

4) Cover and cook over low heat for 20-25 minutes. If using brown rice, it will take a longer amount of time to cook.

5) Turn off the heat and let the rice sit for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

11 Responses to “Cooking With The Mommy-Files: Spanish Rice”

  1. Barbara M says:

    I’ve been looking for a Spanish Rice recipe.
    I’m glad you added the note about the brown rice because that’s the only one I cook with.

  2. The Gosfam says:

    Thanks for this. I always use a box mix and add my own tomatoes etc. It is too spicy for the kiddos normally. This sounds GREAT.

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  4. Anne Taylor says:

    This sounds great! My mom used to make a Spanish Rice with Chicken that she baked in the oven… was super tasty! She passed away in October and we’ve yet to go through all of her recipes, but I’ll find it eventually……it will bring back great memories.

  5. Kayla says:

    If I could, I would eat rice all day.
    Seriously, I LOVE rice!!
    This recipe sounds so goooooood-I can’t wait to try it out one of these days ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. That looks great for a Spanish rice recipe… I always hate the ones that have too much junk in them.
    This looks simple enough, yet really yummy!

  7. Nicholas'sMomma says:

    for a different taste try adobo seasoning instead of oregano also add a half package of sazon goya seasoning and a half packet of the goya ham seasoning it will add a great flavor to your rice also try adding black beans for a different texture ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Tammy Klain says:

    I have exactly almost the same recipe!! But I put in corn

    I have tried it without the corn too and this is tried and true DE-LISH ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. JoeyfromSC says:

    I never knew you had recipes on here! lol

    I always used the pre-packaged kind and if I’d have known home-made was THIS easy, I’d have done it this way all along haha

    Thanks for sharing a great and easy recipe!!

  10. Ria Clarke says:

    Sometimes I like to add raisins to my spanish rice. I love the contrast of the sweet and savory.

  11. Elena says:

    Sounds delicious! I am going to try this recipe!

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