How to Make Spanish Rice With Tomato Sauce

by Jami Kastner

Spanish rice complements any Mexican meal, including tacos, burritos and enchiladas. It can also be used to stuff peppers, as a side dish to chicken or simply eaten alone topped with garnishes such as cheese, sour cream and crushed tortilla chips. A rice cooker will help you make your Spanish rice and achieve perfect consistency. Adjust the seasonings to increase or decrease the spiciness of your rice.

Add rice, water and olive oil to the rice cooker. Drop in the chicken bouillon cubes.

Stir together the tomato sauce, Tabasco, salt, black pepper, garlic, red pepper and onions in a bowl until combined. Add to the rice cooker.

Cover the rice cooker and start the cooking. Allow the rice to cook through the entire cycle. Leave rice to rest in the cooker with the lid closed for five to 10 minutes after the cycle ends.


  • Adjust the amount of Tabasco and red pepper flakes to tailor the heat of this recipe to your tastebuds.

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About the Author

Based in Wisconsin farm country, Jami Kastner has been writing professionally since 2009 and has had many articles published online. Kastner uses her experience as a former teacher, coach and fitness instructor as a starting point for her writing. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in secondary education from Trinity International University.