spanish fried rice
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spanish fried rice

flavorful and spicy spanish rice recipe also known as arroz mexicana.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: main course
Cuisine: world
Servings: 4
Author: Dassana Amit


  • 1 cup rice
  • 2 to 3 medium sized tomatoes, chopped OR 2 tablespoon tomato paste OR 1 cup tomato puree
  • 2 to 3 garlic - chopped (lahsun)
  • 1 medium sized onion - finely chopped
  • 1 medium sized capsicum - chopped (green bell pepper or shimla mirch)
  • 1 or 2 green chilis - chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper powder OR ¼ teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 to 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 to 2.25 cups water or vegetable stock or as required
  • salt as required


  • heat olive oil in a pan.
  • add the onions and fry them for a minute.
  • add the rice to the onions.
  • saute the rice with the onions till the rice becomes light brown and opaque.
  • add the tomatoes, garlic, bell peppers and green chilies and continue sauteing for some 2 to 3 minutes.
  • add the water or vegetable stock. also add salt and black pepper powder.
  • stir very well. cover the pan and cook the rice on a low flame till done.
  • in between, keep checking the rice after 6 to 7 minutes intervals. if required then you can add some more water.
  • cook the rice till its done.
  • serve the spanish rice hot with green salad or onion tomato salad.