Spanish rice


: rice cooked with onions, green pepper, and tomatoes

Examples of Spanish rice in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If your local grocery store doesn’t carry Spanish rice, check an international market or buy it online. Robin Miller, The Arizona Republic, 11 Apr. 2024 The menu changes weekly and customer favorites for traditional meal kits include General Tso’s tofu with quinoa and broccoli and smoky portobello tacos with jalapeño cashew sauce and Spanish rice. Amy Fischer M.s., R.d., Good Housekeeping, 9 Nov. 2022 People shared flautas, Spanish rice and beans and a Polish soup while a man played the guitar and another sang in Spanish. Stephanie Casanova, Chicago Tribune, 24 Sep. 2022 Chefs from San Antonio, Mexico and across the U.S. will compete to produce the best version of the classic Spanish rice dish. Austin Taylor, San Antonio Express-News, 4 Mar. 2022 This highly spoonable auburn elixir is served with a cup of Spanish rice and pillowy homemade tortillas. Joanna O'Leary, Chron, 15 Oct. 2021 Perez said 21 food trucks will sell tacos, tamales, tres leches cake, guacamole, carne aside, burritos, nachos, flautas, street corn, empanadas, Spanish rice, cemita, quesadillas, flan and other Mexican goodies, including vegetarian and vegan options. Susan Dunne,, 28 July 2021 Tomato juice is particularly popular in Spanish rice. Laura Wheatman Hill,, 18 Mar. 2021 Paella, a Spanish rice dish that allows for a fun gathering where cooking is the center of attention. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, 10 July 2020

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'Spanish rice.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Spanish rice was in 1928

Dictionary Entries Near Spanish rice

Cite this Entry

“Spanish rice.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

Spanish rice

: rice cooked with onions, green peppers, and tomatoes
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!