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Simple Texas-Style Spanish Rice recipe. #TexasHomesteader

Easiest Texas-Style Spanish Rice Recipe

This simple Texas-styled spanish rice recipe is as simple as it gets. It goes great with all our TexMex meals - enchiladas, tamales, enchiladas and more. #TexasHomestead

Course Side Dish
Cuisine TexMex
Keyword mexican, rice, salsa, Spanish, TexMex
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 people



  • 1 cup dry long-grain rice
  • 1 cup chunky salsa, I use Pace's
  • 2 cups broth
  • 1 small onion chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • Salt & Pepper to taste I typically wait until it's served to add



  1. Rinse rice in a sieve until water runs clear to wash away extra starches.
  2. Sauté onion & garlic in a little oil or bacon grease until translucent - about 3 minutes.
  3. Add rinsed rice and stir & cook with onions until rice is lightly tan.
  4. Add salsa and broth and stir to combine.
  5. Bring to a simmer and then cover pot
  6. Simmer until broth is absorbed, about 15-20 minutes

  7. Fluff with a fork and serve.

Recipe Notes

See post for how I do cook rice:

Simmer 10 minutes, turn off heat & leave covered to soak up broth for final 10 minutes