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Spanish Rice & Beans

Spanish Rice & Beans

Spanish Rice and Beans is such a delicious meal and you can really customize it to your family’s tastes. I love mine with peppers, onions and lots of flavor! (garlic, cumin, paprika and more!)
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Entree, Side
Cuisine American, Mexican, Spanish
Servings 6 people
Calories 568 kcal



  • Heat a pot with a bit of oil.
    2 tbsp olive oil
  • Add minced garlic, bell pepper and onion. (You can add chorizo here - if you want to add meat!)
    1/2 bell pepper, 1/2 onion, 1 tbsp minced garlic, 1/2 lb chorizo
  • Fry everything for around 3 minutes before adding uncooked rice, tomatoes, chicken broth, water, beans, corn, smoked paprika and cumin.
    8 oz pkg yellow saffron rice, 14.5 oz fire roasted tomatoes, 14.5 oz chicken broth, 1.5 cups water, 14.5 oz red beans, 8.25 oz corn, 2 tbsp smoked paprika, 1 tbsp cumin
  • Stir everything together and simmer on medium for 15 minutes. Stir and check the moisture level and rice doneness. – If rice isn’t done, and there’s still liquid – cook for 5 min more – If rice isn’t done, but pot is dry and starting to stick – lower heat and add 1/2 cup water and cook for five minutes more. – If rice is done – you’re ready to serve!
  • Stir to mix everything and top with sliced green olives
    1/4 cup green olives, salt & pepper to taste


Serving: 0.75cupCalories: 568kcalCarbohydrates: 73.3gProtein: 24.4gFat: 20.8gSaturated Fat: 6.4gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 1527mgPotassium: 888mgFiber: 7.8gSugar: 4.8gCalcium: 58mgIron: 5mg
Keyword beans, rice
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