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Crockpot Spanish Rice Recipe

Lil' Luna
Crockpot Spanish Rice is full of delicious Mexican spices. This savory side tastes like it came from your favorite restaurant!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 40 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 8 cups
Calories 66 kcal


  • 2 cups long grain rice
  • cup vegetable oil
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt (with parsley flakes)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic minced
  • 4 cups chicken broth low sodium
  • dash cumin
  • pepper to taste
  • 6 stems chopped cilantro optional


  • Grease a slow cooker with cooking spray.
  • Heat oil in large frying pan on medium heat. Add rice and cook until golden brown (about 5 minutes).
  • Remove rice from heat and add to the slow cooker. Pour in tomato sauce, salt, minced garlic, chicken broth, cumin and pepper and stir to combine.
  • Cover and cook on high for 2½-3 hours or until the liquid is gone.
  • Add fresh, chopped cilantro, if desired and serve warm.


Serving: 0.5cupCalories: 66kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 2gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 862mgPotassium: 125mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 176IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 14mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Crockpot Spanish Rice, Crockpot Spanish Rice Recipe, Slow Cooker Spanish Rice, Spanish Rice in a Slow Cooker
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