White rice, tomatoes, onions, garlic and saffron are important ingredients in homemade Spanish rice. This dish also includes chicken stock, salt, ground cumin, fresh cilantro and chili peppers.
Spanish rice is one of many Hispanic rice-based side dishes. Mexican rice with roasted tomatoes, a dish similar to Spanish rice, goes well with beef because it includes beef stock, rather than the chicken stock used in traditional Spanish rice.
Another popular option is white rice with tomatoes and green chilies, which is often used as a burrito filling. Spicy Mexican rice, a frequent accompaniment to grilled meat, gets its heat from hot chili-infused oil and minced hot peppers. The recipe also calls for 1/4 cup hot sauce.