Bermuda Spanish Rice

Deliciously Simple Bermuda Spanish Rice

This is a great way to level up your next rice dish. Bermudian Style Spanish Rice takes influences from Mexican and Spanish Red Rice using Tomatoes, onions and peppers to create a super flavorful side dish.

Bermuda Spanish Rice
Bermuda Spanish Rice

This delicious red rice instantly reminds me of summer. We would make this for family cookouts and trips to the beach, however this is a dish that can be enjoyed all year round as you see in my recent Herb Roasted Chicken post .

In other countries its known as Mexican rice, red rice and simply Spanish rice, all using the same simple ingredients: Tomatoes, garlic and onion.

The key to Good Spanish Rice

There are 2 major factors in how to make a stunning batch of Spanish rice:

Using the right rice – I love shorter grain rice varieties with this because they are stronger and hold up well, but long grain works well as long as its not a mixed grain. The rice needs to be able to withstand a longer cooking time.

Flavor – With all rice dishes it is about the flavor of the water. If the flavor is not right or there aren’t enough seasonings/fat, your left with some bland lowered expectation. We don’t need that do we?

Bottom line is you can’t go wrong with the right rice, the right flavors and patience.

How to Make Bermuda Spanish Rice

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Bermudian Spanish Rice, similar to Mexican and Spanish Red Rice using Tomatoes, onions and peppers to create a super flavorful side dish.

Bermuda Spanish Rice

 

Yields8 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time50 minsTotal Time1 hr

 1 can chopped tomatoes
 1 tbsp Tomato puree
 ¼ cup ketchup
 1 onion chopped
 2 Garlic Cloves chopped
 ¼ cup green bell pepper
 1 ½ cups water
 2 Bay Leaves
 ½ cup fresh parsley
 2 tsp sugar
 3 tsp all purpose seasoning
 ½ tsp pepper
 2 tbsp butter
 1 ¼ cups rice
 1 tbsp Oil

1

First, you want to prepare all your herbs and veg. Chop the onion, garlic and green bell pepper medium to fine and finely chop your parsley.

Bermudian Spanish rice

2

Next, In a large pot saute your onions, garlic and green pepper and whole thyme.

Saute your veg and herbs for bermudian spanish rice

3

When your onions and peppers are slightly tender, Add your tin of tomatoes, tomato paste, ketchup and water. Throw in your seasonings and butter and let this come down for around 7 - 10 minutes or until sauce has thickened lightly and you can taste the flavors have combined.

4

Wash and drain your rice and add it to your pot. Let it come to a boil and cook on medium heat for 20 minutes or until rice starts to feel al dente. once your rice is nearly cooked turn your fire down on low and stir your rice to allow even cooking.

Adding rice to bermudian spanish rice

5

check on your pot often, stirring lightly. Here you are starting to dry the moisture out slowly. This can take some time depending on your stove and the kind of rice you use. Do this for at least 7 minutes (or longer, up to you) then remove your pot from the fire and let it rest.

6

Your rice should be moist but not mushy. Serve on its own or as a side dish. The options are limitless.

This recipe makes at least 8 servings.

Finished pot of bermudian spanish rice

Ingredients

 1 can chopped tomatoes
 1 tbsp Tomato puree
 ¼ cup ketchup
 1 onion chopped
 2 Garlic Cloves chopped
 ¼ cup green bell pepper
 1 ½ cups water
 2 Bay Leaves
 ½ cup fresh parsley
 2 tsp sugar
 3 tsp all purpose seasoning
 ½ tsp pepper
 2 tbsp butter
 1 ¼ cups rice
 1 tbsp Oil

Directions

1

First, you want to prepare all your herbs and veg. Chop the onion, garlic and green bell pepper medium to fine and finely chop your parsley.

Bermudian Spanish rice

2

Next, In a large pot saute your onions, garlic and green pepper and whole thyme.

Saute your veg and herbs for bermudian spanish rice

3

When your onions and peppers are slightly tender, Add your tin of tomatoes, tomato paste, ketchup and water. Throw in your seasonings and butter and let this come down for around 7 - 10 minutes or until sauce has thickened lightly and you can taste the flavors have combined.

4

Wash and drain your rice and add it to your pot. Let it come to a boil and cook on medium heat for 20 minutes or until rice starts to feel al dente. once your rice is nearly cooked turn your fire down on low and stir your rice to allow even cooking.

Adding rice to bermudian spanish rice

5

check on your pot often, stirring lightly. Here you are starting to dry the moisture out slowly. This can take some time depending on your stove and the kind of rice you use. Do this for at least 7 minutes (or longer, up to you) then remove your pot from the fire and let it rest.

6

Your rice should be moist but not mushy. Serve on its own or as a side dish. The options are limitless.

This recipe makes at least 8 servings.

Finished pot of bermudian spanish rice

Bermudian Spanish Rice

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