Spicy Spanish-Style Rice
This Spanish-inspired spicy tomato rice recipe is super easy to make and is always a crowd-pleaser.
Spanish rice is the perfect accompaniment to Mexican foods, chicken, or just about anything. This simple recipe uses chicken broth and chunky salsa to transform plain white rice into a marvelous side dish.
This was amazing! Chef John hit it out of the park again. The flavor was wonderful. The exact amount of spices for us. I have to say that both my husband and I love spicy. The hotter the better, but I think if you're not a big spicy fan you might want to tone down some of the spices. Since I was making it for two, I cut the recipe in half. I still had enough leftover for another meal. Wonderful recipe!
This is very good and also very spicy just like the title says. I left out the jalapeno peppers and it was still very spicy. I had to keep adding more liquid to it to keep it from sticking to the bottom of the pan. This really does make a big batch of rice. Next time I will cut the recipe in half.
I made this as directed, and it was delicious. The only problem I had was that I had to add a lot more broth while it was simmering, because it was very dry and started to stick to the bottom of the pot. I'm sure it would have burned if I didn't add the extra broth. Very spicy, but I like spicy food. The recipe makes a lot, so if you don't need a lot of rice, I would cut the recipe in half. I'll definitely make this again!
The problem with the recipe is you must use more liquid. Rice ordinarily needs 1 part rice to 2 parts liquid. Also, the dry ingredients will absorb some liquid. I would put more of the can of tomato sauce for the extra needed liquid. Or chicken stock, salsa. or all of those things as long as you have twice+ as much liquid as rice..Bring to a boil, cover and cook 20 minutes on low. Do not open cover until rice 20 minutes and rice is done. Rice cooking lesson is adjourned... go forth and cook rice.
Solid rice - good and spicy but kids could eat it as well - highly recommend it and will now be my go to for enchilada night