- 2 cups of long grain rice
- 1 cup of water
- 1 (8 ounce) can of tomato sauce
- 14 ounces of Mexican-style stewed tomatoes, with juice
- 1⁄4 cup of salsa (this can be blended if preferred)
- 3⁄4 teaspoon of cumin
- 2 teaspoons of chili powder
- 3⁄4 teaspoon of garlic salt
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons of dried onion (it’s also possible to use fresh onions if you prefer)
- 3⁄4 teaspoon of salt (optional ingredient)
- 1⁄2 cup of water
- 1 small green pepper, diced (optional)
- 1(4 ounces) can of diced green chilies (optional)
- Cooking spray should first be used to coat the rice cooker before the cooking process begins.
- Combine the rice, 1 cup of water, and all the remaining ingredients into the rice cooker. Stir the mixture properly afterward.
- Check the rice when the cooking cycle has almost gotten completed. If you deem it necessary, pour in an extra ½ cup of water. Typically, the amount of water you’ll need to cook the rice sufficiently will depend on the type of rice you’re using in your recipe.
- Cook the rice until the cooking liquid has been properly absorbed into the grains in the rice cooker. Using a fork, fluff the mixture.
- Serve the cooked rice warm, either as a side dish or as a filling for tacos or burritos. This rice can also be eaten as is, it’s delicious either way.
At the end of your cooking with the rice cooker, you’ll have on your hands deliciously cooked Spanish rice that you and your family are sure to love. Feel free to try any other ingredient variations that come to mind, just verify that it works well with your recipe first.
If you’d like to explore more ideas for cooking Spanish rice in a rice cooker, we advise that you watch this video recipe for some inspiration.
- Brown rice can be substituted for white rice in Spanish rice dishes. This would however necessitate the addition of one extra cup of water.
- In place of ordinary water, you can use vegetable or chicken stock, or you could use bouillon cubes and water. The end outcome will be different, even more delicious.
- The quantity of chili powder you need to use will typically be determined by your personal preference. Start with 2 teaspoons first, then adjust the amount as needed based on your own tastes.