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The Best Easy Spanish Rice Recipe

Updated on April 14, 2018
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Note: This recipe requires you to have cooked rice already prepared.

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 45 min
Yields: Serves six people two cups of rice


  • 1/2 cup onions, chopped
  • 1/8 cup water
  • 2 cups rice, cooked
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup creamed cottage cheese
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1 4 oz. can of chilies, chopped
  • 2 cups sharp cheese, grated
  • 1 cup bell peppers, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. If you haven't done so already, prepare cooked rice.
  2. While the oven warms, began to saute chopped onions. Combine rice, sour cream, cottage cheese, and salt and pepper.
  3. Lightly spray a 9-inch x 13-inch baked dish with cooking oil. Next, layer half the rice, chilies and peppers, and half of the grated cheese.
  4. Add the rest of the rice and the remaining cheese.
  5. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until the cheese is hot and bubbly.

Recommended Main Dishes

  • Crispy chicken: My favorite way to eat rice is alongside a Cajun chicken dish. Cajun seasoning is spicy and over-stated but rounds out well with soft food like rice. One of my own time-honored recipes is found here and compliments the creaminess of the rice well.

Of course, this recipe can also be made as a main dish, as it is flavorful and filling on it's own.


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      Louise Powles 11 days ago from Norfolk, England

      I love rice dishes, so will definitely be giving this recipe a try. Thankyou.