paella style rice

spanish rice


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1/2 red pepper, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 cup peas
  • 1 packet yellow rice (see photo below)
  • 1 potato, cubed and roasted (optional)
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • Chicken, cooked and diced (I used leftover roasted chicken + 3 Trader Joe’s andouille chicken sausages)


  1. Add olive oil to a large pan, and turn heat to medium-high.  Add onion and sautee until slightly translucent.  Add red pepper and peas to pan and cook another few minutes, stirring often.  Add garlic and cumin, and cook another minute. Stir in rice, and add tomato sauce/ chicken stock after about a minute. Throw in cooked chicken/ sausage along with potato, if using.
  2. Bring everything to a boil, and then reduce to a simmer.  Simmer on medium for about 20 minutes, or until rice is cooked. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper, to taste

spanish rice bag


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