How to Make Spanish Rice

by Marisol Cooking

I made a twist in making spanish rice. Instead of using tomatoes paste or diced fresh or cooked tomatoes I use the spanish herbs which gives a delightful taste


  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil/Vegetable Oil
  • 2 medium size Onions (1 cup)
  • 2 Cloves of garlic minced
  • 5 Cups Parboiled Rice( (Any Rice you desire)
  • 4 Cups Chicken Stock(or Vegetarian Stock
  • ½ Teaspoons Oregano
  • ¼ Teaspoons Salt
  • ¼ Teaspoons Black Pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons Spanish Thyme(finely chopped)
  • 2 Tablespoons Fine French Thyme(Finely Chopped)
  • 2 Tablespoons Shado Beni
  • 2 Tablespoons Chives
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Heat the olive oil/ vegetable oil in a large skillet on a medium heat high. Add the rice and stir often until the rice is browned. Lower heat and add little water if it sticks

    Step 2

    Then add the onion and garlic stirring for another 2 to 3 minutes until the onions are softened and translucent.

    Step 3

    It is optional to add in the seasonings in the chicken/ vegetable stock before quick frying the rice. You can leave it at low heat to allow the seasonings to marinate in the stock. Leave until boil.

    Step 4

    Raise the heat to boil. then add in the rice and stir gently

    Step 5

    Cover the rice to steam at a lower heat until the stock is steamed sown. Leave it for 15-25 mins depending on the type of rice and the instructions on the rice package. I use parboiled rice.

    Step 6

    Mixed then leave to cool for 5 mins

    Step 7

    Before dishing, garnish with chives and fine leaf thyme sticks to decorate

    Step 8