Phebe’s Simple Spanish Rice

This simple Spanish rice recipe is the perfect side dish for anything Northern Kingdom. With hints of nutty cumin flavor throughout, this rice is sure to accentuate your meal indeed! I recently served this rice with yummy Vegan Sopas, which are pictured. Enjoy!


  • 2 cups white rice

  • 4 tablespoons grapeseed oil

  • 2 tablespoon “Better than Bullion” roasted chicken base

  • 1/2 – 1 tablespoon Knorr tomato bouillon with chicken flavor

  • 1/2 – 1 tablespoon cumin

  • 1/2 – 1 tablespoon salt

  • 1/2 – 1 tablespoon onion powder

  • 1/2 – 1 tablespoon garlic powder

  • 1/2 – 1 tablespoon black pepper

  • 4 cups water


  • Wash rice in a strainer in a bowl, with a little white vinegar and water, stirring with a fork for about 2 minutes.
  • Heat roughly 5 tablespoons of grapeseed oil over medium-high heat. 
  • Completely strain and rinse rice and add to the hot oil.
  • Evenly spread rice in pan, stirring frequently until slightly browned.
  • Add tomato bouillon, onion & garlic powders, cumin, a little salt, and black pepper, and stir some more until a golden brown color.
  • Add Better than Bullion chicken base to middle of pan, and stir into the rice until dissolved.
  • Add water, cover and simmer on low until water is absorbed

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