Spanish rice goes best with Mexican-themed dishes including crockpot chicken tacos, fajitas, or carnitas. However, this rice should not be limited to just Mexican dishes! We also enjoy it as a side with everything from pizza to pulled chicken sandwiches!What spices are in Spanish rice?
Spanish rice typically has tomatoes, onions, and garlic with a variety of spices frequently found in Mexican cuisine: cumin, chili powder, oregano, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and red chili flakes.How do you make Spanish rice with salsa?
Instructions Rinse rice in water to remove excess starch. Add rice to saucepan with water, salt, and salsa. Heat to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. The Spanish rice is done when the rice is soft and the water has soaked fully into the rice and/or evaporated. Top with chopped cilantro.What is the best Mexican rice?
The rice most commonly used in Mexico is a long-grain with a fleck of the germ left on. When cooked the rice expands to 4 x's its volume. The long grain rice found in the U.S. is really not the same. Both Rick Bayless and Zarela Martinez recommend using a medium-grained white rice for best results.