Best Ever Spanish Rice

Best Ever Spanish Rice

Best Ever Spanish Rice

Hi I am LeAnn, I am excited to be blogging for you all at Crafty Blog Stalker Readers. I am a chef trained in the school of burnt forearms and cut fingers.( Laugh, here) ! Seriously, over the years I have figured out how to make really good food from what you store in your pantry. (To learn more; head on over to for all the details.)

My love of cooking started with a few Mexican Recipes from my youth… in Arizona. Mexican cooking was my first love. ( Shh! Don’t tell my husband, He thinks he is) Good thing he likes Mexican food too.

Spanish Rice is one of the recipes I teach in my Basic Mexican Cooking Class. Everyone loves it and is so excited to receive a secret spice packet to take and make it at home. I love the feedback when they say “my family loved it and it was easy just like you showed us “Nothing makes me prouder to see my students actually preparing my recipes at home.
Stop thinking about that dry, flavorless side dish you push around on your plate when you think Spanish rice. This recipe will seriously change the way you feel about rice.


Pressure Cooker
Ground Annato

I hear it all the time. I am scared of the pressure cooker. What if it blows up? Trust me it will not blow up if you follow the manufactures directions. My favorite brand is the BRK made in Germany. It is dual gauged and has a one-handed lid. It is stainless steel so it will work on any type of cook-top.

Best Ever Spanish Rice

My Favorite Pressure Cooker

Any brand is good. Personally I have 3 different brands. Try this recipe and you will be a believer.

Ground Annato is a woody earthy seed that is sold at every Mexican market. Many chain grocery stores within a large Hispanic area will also carry it. It gives the rice a woodsy flavor and creates beautiful golden red colored rice.

Best Ever Spanish Rice

 Remove from heat and let pressure release naturally.  Red button will drop.  Remove lid carefully to avoid steam burns.

 Best ever Spanish Rice is so easy in a pressure cooker. Try it and become a believer. My students Are!

Best Ever Spanish Rice


  1. says

    Always looking for a Spanish Rice recipe. Thanks for sharing. I found your recipe over at the Show Me What Ya Got link party. I host Tickle My Tastebuds Tuesday and would love it if you would come over and share this recipe. I’m sure our party goers would love it! Here is the link Have a wonderful day!

  2. says

    Thanks for having LeAnn over today, Katie! I haven’t used a pressure cooker in years and years. It’s time to start again! :) Thanks for sharing this at Treasure Box Tuesday- pinned! :)

  3. says

    My hubby usually makes the Spanish rice, but he doesn’t use Annato. I’ll have to pick that spice up so he can add it in. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.

  4. says

    Thank you for linking up to Tickle My Tastebuds Tuesday last week. As one of the co-hosts, I will be featuring your recipe on Tickle My Tastebuds Tuesday this week on my site, Detours in Life. Congrats! Please stop by and grab a feature button when you get a chance.

  5. says

    I LOVE my pressure cooker! I grew up with my parents using it all them time because they got home from work so late we needed a quick meal:) I’ve never been scared to use it!

    Thanks for sharing at the Teach Me Tuesday Linky Party!


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