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How to Cook Spanish Rice in a Rice Cooker + Video

How to Cook Spanish Rice in a Rice Cooker - cookingwithkimberly.comIf you haven’t made Spanish rice, this recipe for How to Cook Spanish Rice in a Rice Cooker is a terrific one.

It is a simple recipe, and easy to make to accompany any Mexican or Latin main dishes, but just as good with almost any other entrée as well.

How to Cook Spanish Rice in a Rice Cooker:

  • Note: Some people call this dish Spanish rice & some call it Mexican rice. Relax…it’s the same thing, as listed on menus & served on tables around the World.

Type: Side Dish Recipe

Prep Time: 5 – 7 min
Cook Time: ~ 20 – 30 min, depending on type of rice you use & how quickly your rice cooker works
Yield: 4 – 6 servings

The ingredients & instructions are listed below the video for measurements & directions. Please enjoy this webisode of Cooking with Kimberly:



  1. Thoroughly rinse rice under cold water in a mesh strainer until water runs clear. Drain and place rice into rice cooker.
  2. To rice, add salt, butter, chili flakes, ground black pepper, tomato, cayenne, Ancho chili powder, cumin, bay leaf and water. Stir together.
  3. Close rice cooker and allow to cook till it the light indicates that it’s done.
  4. Open cooker and fluff up rice. Correct seasonings.
  5. Remove bay leaf. Garnish with parsley or cilantro & serve.

Super flavorful and delicious as a side dish with any meal, and especially good with Mexican or Latin dishes.

It is easy to learn how to cook Spanish Rice in a Rice Cooker, and it’s a nice change too.


I hope you enjoy this Mexican Recipe on Cooking with Kimberly. Until next time…

Be a Champion in Your Kitchen & Eat Deliciously!

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Author: Kimberly Turner

Kimberly Turner is the web-chef behind CookingWithKimberly.com. Food writer, food consultant and general lover of the delicious treats on our planet, Kimberly brings you hearty content, delicious offerings, fun antics, and some down-home cooked love with her mom making cameos. Internet entrepreneur and marketer, International model, and Editor-in-Chief of a number of online publications. Be a Champion in Your Kitchen & Eat Deliciously!

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