Tortilla Española with Brown Rice

This Spanish-inspired omelet, or Tortilla Española, makes for a delicious meal made with hearty brown rice, sautéed vegetables, herbs and Manchego cheese.

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Cooking time PREP TIME 10 Mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 30 Mins
Servings SERVES 8
Ready in TOTAL TIME 40 Mins


  • 1 bag Success® Brown Rice
  • 5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 8 oz mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 tsp coarse salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 large eggs
  • 12 fresh sage leaves, julienned
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 3/4 cup manchego cheese, finely grated


  • Switch up your average weeknight dinner with a delicious Tortilla Española, a Spanish-inspired omelet.

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Meanwhile, preheat broiler. Heat 4 tablespoons oil in an 8-inch cast-iron skillet or heavy oven-proof pan over medium-high heat.

    Step 3

  • Add onions, mushrooms, salt, and pepper. Sauté until onions are translucent and mushrooms are slightly golden, about 15 minutes.

    Step 4

  • Add rice to skillet and stir to combine, turning heat to low.

    Step 5

  • In a large bowl, beat eggs. Add sage, paprika, and cheese to eggs.

    Step 6

  • Add remaining olive oil to skillet, followed by egg mixture.

    Step 7

  • Stir skillet mixture well and cover with a lid; cook over low heat until the tortilla is set around the edges (about 10 to 12 minutes).

    Step 8

  • Remove lid and transfer skillet to oven and broil on top rack until the tortilla is golden brown on top, watching carefully (about 3 minutes).

    Step 9

  • Remove skillet from oven and allow tortilla to cool slightly.

    Step 10

  • Set a large plate over skillet and carefully invert tortilla onto the plate.

    Step 11

  • Cut into wedges and serve warm or at room temperature, garnished with additional sage leaves and a dusting of paprika.


One great way to travel the world without having to leave your own kitchen is by preparing different international cuisines. This recipe takes us all the way to Spain to try out our very own version of a Tortilla Española. A Spanish tortilla is actually an omelet rather than a Latin-American corn or flour tortilla that you might use for a recipe like Mexican Tacos.  

We’ve given this tortilla our own spin by swapping out the potatoes for hearty Brown Rice and added in a base of sautéed vegetables like mushrooms, onions and even herbs such as sage or smoked paprika. And, of course, it’s topped with grated Manchego cheese which comes from the region of La Mancha in Spain. 

Continue Traveling

Stay awhile in Spain and try another classic recipe like a Grilled Summer Quinoa Paella or maybe a creamy arroz con leche, meaning Rice Pudding. However, If you want to continue your journey, keep traveling with these other international rice and quinoa recipes. You don’t always have to carry a passport to experience other cultures or learn new and interesting facts.