What goes great with a sizzling skillet of fajitas you ask? The easiest one pot Spanish rice you can make. Throw a few ingredients in a bowl, put it in the oven and boom, a fiesta in your mouth.
This is one of my favorite side dishes. It reminds me of growing up and being so excited it was fajita night. It was one of my favorite recipes my mom passed down and now my kids love it too.
The best part, one pot. That’s right, just put all of your ingredients into an oven safe pot, bake and your done. The rice turns out perfect every time with minimal effort.
There are so many ways to use this rice, as a side dish, in a burrito bowl, or a breakfast burrito just to name a few. This rice in a burrito with scrambled eggs and cheese, AMAZING! Also, if Jay is traveling for a few nights, I make this one pot Spanish rice and have a black bean or chicken burrito bowl. Top the rice with beans, a little sour cream, avocado, cheese and jalapenos. So good and it makes enough to have leftovers the next night.
I hope you enjoy this easy one pot Spanish rice!
More Great Sides
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 1/2 cup chopped red pepper
- 14.5 oz can petite diced tomatoes
- 8 oz can tomato sauce
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 3 teaspoons salt
- 1 1/2 cup uncooked white rice
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon chopped cilantro (optional)
- 1 3/4 cup water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Grease an oven safe casserole dish
Add all of the above ingredients
Bake for 1 hour
Add cilantro for garnish
You can use any color pepper of your choice. This recipe is also great if you sprinkle a little Monterey jack cheese on top after it has cooked.