**Make sure to follow Real Life Dinner on Facebook or Pinterest, so you won’t miss any fantastic recipes!**Oven Baked Spanish RiceSpanish Rice is one of my family’s favorite side dishes. I make a lot of Mexican-inspired meals and it goes perfectly with almost all of them. Because of our love for Mexican Food, I have noticed that when I entertain or have people over, I almost always make Mexican Food. This simple Oven Baked Spanish Rice, makes my life easier on those occasions and even when I am just making dinner for my family! I absolutely love being able to throw it in the oven and forget about it for an hour. If you have an Instant Pot or want to make it on the stove, try my Instant Pot Spanish Rice or my Stove Top Spanish Rice.

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When I am preparing a big meal for company or entertaining, I can prep the rice earlier in the day and leave it covered on the counter. Then I pop it in the oven an hour before I need to serve. I don’t have to worry about putting it together in the thick of things.

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The rice comes out perfect every time! You are going to love this rice!

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how to make oven baked spanish rice

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a 9×13 pan, combine all ingredients and stir until everything is evenly distributed.
  • Cover tightly with foil.
  • Place carefully in oven and bake for 1 hour.
  • Remove from oven and leave covered until ready to serve.
  • Onions and garlic may settle on the top. Fluff with a fork to mix them evenly into rice.
  • Enjoy!

I also make this Stove Top Spanish Rice on a regular basis and have great success with it that way, too. Although, I do prefer it baked in the oven. Depending on how busy my day is or what the dinner plan is, I can do either cooking method and know that the rice will come out wonderfully! You can choose which method you like best. If you are like me, you will find yourself using both methods depending on the situation.

Tips for making Oven Baked Spanish Rice
  • Add a finely shredded carrot to add a little more veggies to the meal. You can see shredded carrots in the photos.
  • You can use diced or crushed tomatoes in place of tomato sauce.
  • I don’t add the cumin and chili powder when I am serving it with something that already contains a lot of those flavors. In place of the chicken broth, use 4 3/4 cups water and 5 tsp chicken bullion.
  • If using 5 bullion cubes, dissolve them in a small portion of your 4 3/4 water so that the flavoring will be evenly distributed.
  • I freeze the extra tomato sauce and use it in the next batch of Spanish rice I make.
  • You can use a mixture of oil and butter. For example, 1/3 cup butter and 1-2 Tbsp oil or vice versa.

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You are going to love this rice!

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