Whole Grain Spanish Rice

This quick recipe for homemade Spanish Rice is even better than any boxed variety! Use brown rice, vegetables, cumin, tomato sauce and top with cilantro and lime.

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Servings SERVES 4


  • 1 bag Success® Brown Rice
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • ¼ cup onion, chopped
  • ¼ cup frozen corn, thawed
  • ½ tsp ground cumin powder
  • 1 can (8 oz.) Mexican-style tomato sauce
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 1 lime wedges, for garnish


  • This one-pan Spanish rice dish is the perfect quick side dish you’ve been looking for! Made with whole grain Success® Brown Rice, onions, corn, and Mexican-style tomato sauce, seasoned with cumin, cilantro and lime.

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, corn, and cumin and sauté 2 minutes. Add tomato sauce, reduce heat to low and simmer 5 minutes. Stir in rice, cilantro, and lime juice.

Versatile Spanish (Mexican) Rice

This dish has everything going for it, it’s a one pan dish that is naturally vegan, vegetarian and Gluten Free. You can’t go wrong with all whole ingredients and Mexican spices together with just a hint of lime. It’s so simple and quick to prepare, you won’t need to bother with pre-packed Spanish Rice mixes anymore.

Its versatility knows no bounds, serve this as a side dish alongside your favorite Green Chile Enchilada Bake or make it a main dish by adding in beans, ground beef or shredded chicken. You can even use this rice to make your own burrito filling and top with lettuce, cheese and guacamole.


Brown rice often gets a bad rap on account of its long cook time, but with Success® Boil-In-Bag Rice, you can cut down on the cook time to spend less time over the stove and prep your ingredients to add in.

If you don’t have Mexican-style tomato sauce on hand, use regular tomato sauce, your favorite salsa or chopped and mashed tomatoes. You can even sauté fresh garlic for 2 minutes before adding the other ingredients or toss in garlic powder with the cumin.

If you want to prepare an extra batch, feel free to freeze this Spanish Rice recipe for when you need a meal in minutes.