I love making my own mixes. They are less expensive than store bought mixes, and I know what is in them. Often I already have everything on hand I need to make them, and this spanish rice mix is no exception.
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A couple of years ago I started by making herb rice mix. My family loves this homemade rice mix, and it has definitely replaced the boxed Rice a Roni from the store.
I recently decided to try to find a spanish rice alternative. You know, something to go along with chicken enchiladas or chicken fajitas. I really love how it turned out. It was easy to make, and I did already have everything on hand to make it, so that was a bonus!
Spanish Rice Mix Recipe
- 1/2 c. uncooked spaghetti noodles
- 3/4 c. uncooked white rice
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. minced onion
- 1/2 tsp. chili powder
Chop or cut the spaghetti noodles into small (approx 1/2 inch.) pieces. I found it easiest to use kitchen scissors and snip them into a big bowl. They tend to want to fly everywhere.
Mix all ingredients together in a pint sized canning jar or other airtight container. This will make the equivalent of one box of store bought rice, or 4-6 servings. Prepare as many jars in advance as you like.
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To prepare rice, melt 2 tbsp. butter in a sauce pan. Add the jar of mix and 2 c. water or chicken broth. Cover and simmer until rice is cooked thoroughly and water is absorbed, approximately 20 minutes.
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6 Comments on "Spanish Rice Mix"
do you use instant rice?
Love homemade mixes cheaper and lot less expensive. And know what goes. In it.
Any thoughts on making a larger batch and storing it in a bigger container
Kareem suggestion was a great idea! Kudos Kareem!!
May I suggest using vermicelli noodles instead of the spaghetti. You will love the taste. Also you can add at cooking time one small finely chopped tomato and green pepper.
Hi! Great idea, sounds delicious 🙂