Authentic Spanish Rice

Mexican food is hot! For an authentic South-of-the-Border taste for your next meal, try the Carolina Spanish rice mix made with tomatoes, onions, bell peppers and Mexican spices like annato and cumin with a touch of paprika. Annato seeds are used to add a rich yellow/orange color. They are also known as achiote.

  • Cooking Directions

    On the Stove

    In a medium saucepan, combine 1-2/3 cups of water, 1 tablespoon ketchup (optional), and 1 tablespoon tub margarine, and rice mix. Bring to a boil. Stir in rice mix, cover, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Fluff lightly with fork and serve.

    In the Microwave

    In a 1-1/2 quart microwave safe dish, combine 1-2/3 cups hot water, 1 tablespoon ketchup (optional), and 1 tablespoon tub margarine, and rice mix. Cover and microwave on HIGH for 3 minutes, reduce setting to 50% power and microwave for 17 minutes. Fluff lightly with fork and serve. If your microwave does not have variable power settings, follow manufacturers directions.

    Cooking Directions and Other Serving Suggestions

    When preparing, substitute ketchup with 1/3 cup salsa.

    Or, prepare rice mix according to package directions. To hot cooked rice, add 1/2 cup chunky salsa.
  • Nutrition Facts

    Serving Per Container About 2 ½

    Serving Size2 oz. (57g / about 1/3 cup dry rice mix and 1 1/2 tsp dry seasoning)

    Amount Per Serving
    Calories   180  Calories From Fat   5
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 0g 0%
    Sodium 650mg 27%
    Total Carbohydrate 42g 14%
        Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
        Sugars 1g
    Protein 4g 8%
    Vitamin C  6% •  Iron  10% •  Thiamin  15% •  Niacin  8% •  Folic Acid  20% •  
    Not a significant source of saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, sugars, vitamin A and calcium. Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

    Enriched Long Grain Rice [rice, niacin, iron (ferric orthophosphate), thiamin (thiamin mononitrate), folic acid], Spanish Seasoning [Dehydrated Vegetables (Bell Peppers, Tomato), Salt, Onion, Monosodium Glutamate, Maltodextrin, Spices, Dextrose, Turmeric, Extractives of Annatto, Annatto, Extractives of Paprika (color)]. Allergen-Free.
  • Other Information

    Products labeled YES under the ‘Gluten Free’, ‘MSG Free’, ‘Preservative Free’, or ‘Allergen Free’ columns reflect a product which does not contain or are ‘free’ of that item.

    Products labeled YES under the ‘US FDA Labeled Allergens’ columns reflect products which contain that item.


    No Preservatives Yes
    Gluten Free Yes
    MSG Free No

    US Food & Drug Administration Labeled Allergens

    Crustacean Shellfish No
    Milk No
    Fish No
    Eggs No
    Peanuts No
    Tree Nuts No
    Soy No
    Wheat No


    Kosher ** Yes

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