Simplified Lola Cruz’s Spanish Rice Recipe

In each of Misa Ramirez‘s Lola Cruz Mystery Series books, there’s delicious food. Now, the authentic, but simplified “Lola” recipes, are available for you. The first is a Cruz staple: Spanish Rice. No meal is complete without it!

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Let’s make a Simplified Lola Cruz’s Spanish Rice version!

Let’s make a Simplified Lola Cruz’s Spanish Rice version

A Lola Cruz Recipe number 1 is Spanish Rice, also called Sopa de Arroz. This dish can be made with fresh onions, garlic, and tomatoes, or you can do it the simplified “Lola” way.

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Simplified Lola Cruz’s Spanish Rice Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 to 4 Tablespoons oil
  • 1 cup Long Grain white rice
  • One 6-oz can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • (the seasoning Adobo can be substituted for the garlic and onion)
  • 1 tsp. salt, to taste
  • 2 cups water or chicken broth

directions to make Simplified Lola Cruz’s Spanish Rice Recipe

Step 1

Heat oil in a heavy saucepan. Add rice and brown them.

Step 2

Stir in 3/4 of the can of tomato sauce (add more if you prefer moist rice, less if you prefer it less tomatoey and drier).

Step 3

Add water (or broth), garlic and onion powder, and salt. Bring to a boil.

Step 4

Reduce heat and simmer for approximately 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.

Buen Provecho!

Yield: 4-5 servings

Simplified Lola Cruz's Spanish Rice Recipe

Also called Sopa de Arroz, this dish can be made with fresh onions, garlic, and tomatoes, or you can do it the simplified “Lola” way. Here's the recipe for you to make!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 to 4 Tablespoons oil
  • 1 cup Long Grain white rice
  • One 6-oz can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. salt, to taste
  • 2 cups water or chicken broth

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a heavy saucepan.
  2. Add rice and brown them for about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in 3/4 of the can of tomato sauce (add more if you prefer moist rice, less if you prefer it less tomatoey and drier).
  4. Add water (or broth), garlic, onion powder, and salt.
  5. Bring to a boil.
  6. Reduce heat and simmer for approximately 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.

Notes

The seasoning Adobo can be substituted for the garlic and onion powder.

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