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Simple Spanish Rice {with Enchilada Sauce}

Simple Spanish Rice {with Enchilada Sauce}

I. heart. Spanish rice.

I don’t normally go to Mexican restaurants but when I do, Spanish rice is what I always get.

I’ve often failed making good Spanish rice – so I was reluctant to make it again. But my husband suggested that I use enchilada sauce instead of diced tomatoes.

Spanish Rice4Then I thought… “Hmm… enchilada sauce with rice? That sounds fabulous!”

So I used my favorite red enchilada sauce. And I added some canned green chilies, too, and it was so good.

I loved it! And I was glad to figure out a way to enjoy delicious Spanish rice at home.

Spanish Rice3I looked for some corns in the freezer but I guess I ate them all. So no corns added but next time, I will definitely add some corn, too!

Simple Spanish Rice
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Recipe type: Rice
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 4

  • 3 cups cooked long grain rice
  • ½ cup your favorite red enchilada sauce (or more to your liking)
  • 1 4oz can diced green chilies
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 bunch cilantro leaves, chopped

  1. In large pan, over medium high heat, bring rice and enchilada sauce, stirring together. Add the green chilies, pinch of salt, and cilantro leaves.



One Response to “Simple Spanish Rice {with Enchilada Sauce}”

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    Juliana — April 30, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    I too love Spanish rice, but never make it myself, like that you used enchilada sauce…looks delicious Sook.
    Hope you are having a great week :)

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