This wonderfully simple, clean eating Spanish rice recipe is the perfect side dish for Taco Tuesdays!
I have a serious love affair with Mexican food. It might even border on obsession, I’m not sure. But I will say this, we have some sort of Mexican style dish for dinner around here at least once or twice a week, and I would cook that way far more often if I thought I could get away with it.
Mini Chef and I both LOVE Mexican rice. Whenever we eat at a Mexican restaurant, all he wants is a bowl of rice.
Now grant it, we don’t eat out all that often, but it’s often enough that I really do hesitate to give in to his request for the white rice dish. Especially when I can make it at home with brown rice. He loves it just as much, and I feel great about giving him the clean version.
But I’m a common sense sort of girl and I know I can’t protect him from unhealthy food 100% of the time. That’s just life. So I do give in from time to time. The guilt after he’s eaten it is usually strong enough for me to run home and cook a batch with brown rice though. So I guess that’s a good thing?
The way I see it, it’s what you do the majority of the time that counts. I aim for 100% clean, 80-90% of the time. So far, it’s worked out great, and Mini Chef gets a special treat every now and again.
But for the majority of the time, I’m happy to be able to offer him this version. With only 3 ingredients, it’s simple, clean, and just downright delicious.
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CLEAN EATING SPANISH RICE RECIPE
If you love Spanish rice, make it healthy at home with this delicious recipe!
- 2 cups short-grain brown rice (uncooked)
- 2 1/2 cups chicken broth (low sodium and no added sugar if purchased)
- 1 (15 oz.) can tomato sauce (no sugar added)
- 2 tsp. garlic powder
- 2 tsp. onion powder
In a medium pot, bring the chicken broth to a boil.
Stir in tomato sauce and bring to a boil once more.
Stir in rice, reduce heat and simmer until liquid has been soaked up. (About 40-50 minutes)
NOTE: This is a very basic and simple recipe. If you don't feel the flavor is what you expect from this type of rice, feel free to mix in any spices you prefer.
Please note that the nutrition data is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.