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Spanish Style Rice with Capers and Anchovies

– Spanish Style Rice with Capers and Anchovies –

The other day I had a huge craving for capers and anchovies, the combination of these two ingredients is just magical, most times I just put them together on a toothpick for a quick snack. However, this time I wanted to incorporate them into a main dish, I was starving! Now, time is of the essence, I didn´t have all day to create this meal, so I had to make a recipe that was fast and easy. I decided to create a simple Spanish style rice dish and incorporate the capers and anchovies, within the first try, I created this amazing rice dish, it only took me like 25 minutes! This recipe of Spanish style rice with capers and anchovies is a keeper, it has layers of flavors, it´s very basic and easy to make, and it´s the perfect mid-week dinner when you want something tasty but don´t have a lot of time. I know I just said this was basic and easy, but in all truth, this rice dish stands out above the crowd, and with one taste, your tastebuds will thank you 🙂 . Watch the video or print out the recipe card below on how to make this Spanish style rice with capers and anchovies and enjoy the flavors of the Mediterranean. Salud!

Watch the Video Below on How to Make Spanish Style Rice with Capers and Anchovies

Spanish Style Rice with Capers and Anchovies

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 1 Cup Round Rice
  • 1/2 Onion
  • 4 Tbsp Extra Virgin Spanish Olive Oil
  • 5 Sundried Tomatoes
  • 1/2 Tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 2 1/2 Cups Water
  • 1 Clove of Garlic
  • 1/4 Cup Capers
  • 6 Tinned Anchovy Fillets in Olive Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh Parsley
  • 1/2 Tsp Lemon Juice
  • Sea Salt
  • Freshly Cracked Black Pepper


  1. Heat a non-stick frying pan with a medium heat and add 2 tablespoons of extra virgin Spanish olive oil, meanwhile finely dice 1/2 of an onion, once the oil get´s hot add the onions to the pan
  2. While the onions are cooking, finely dice 5 sundried tomatoes, after cooking the onions for about 5 minutes, add 1/2 teaspoon of smoked paprika, mix with the onions, then add 1 cup of round rice and the diced sundried tomatoes into the pan and mix everything together, cook for about 4-5 minutes
  3. Next add 2 1/2 cups of water to the pan, turn the heat to a medium-high, season with sea salt and mix everything
  4. While the rice is cooking, finely mince 1 clove of garlic and add it to a mortar, also add a 1/4 cup of capers and about 6 anchovies (roughly chop them) and a 1/4 cup of fresh parsley into the mortar, using a pestle mash everything until you form a paste
  5. Next add 1/2 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice to the mortar, along with 2 tablespoons of extra virgin Spanish olive oil, season with sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper, and mix everything together until well mixed
  6. After cooking the rice for about 10 minutes, lower the fire to a LOW heat and place a lid on top
  7. After about 4-5 minutes, turn the fire off, remove the lid and add the anchovy and caper mixture into the pan, mix everything together until well mixed
  8. Serve straight out of the pan!
  9. Enjoy 🙂

Recipe Notes

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  1. Kyara Ferdinandus


    When I look at the page of this recipe I see an error message.

    The error is: “[yumprint-recipe id=’78’]”.

    The recipe is not visible anymore. I would like to see it back on the website as I love this dish very much!


    Thank you

    31 . Aug . 2021
    • Spain on a Fork

      Recipe is back up, there was a glitch on the website 🙂 much love

      01 . Sep . 2021

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