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Spanish Arroz al Ajillo | Garlic White Rice

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 261 kcal
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 30 ml
  • 1 head garlic
  • 1 cup Spanish round rice 220 grams
  • 3 cups vegetable broth 711 ml
  • handful fresh parsley
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest 6 grams
  • pinch sea salt
  • dash black pepper


  1. Add 3 cups vegetable broth into a sauce pan and heat with a medium-high heat

  2. At the same time, heat a large fry pan with a low-medium to medium heat and add in 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

  3. Meanwhile, thinly slice the cloves (skins removed) from a head of garlic

  4. After heating the olive oil for 3 minutes, add in the sliced garlic, mix with the olive oil, after about 3 minutes and the garlic is lightly sauteed, add in 1 cup round rice and season with sea salt & black pepper, mix together and cook for 2 minutes, then add in the hot vegetable broth and raise the heat to a high heat, give it one final mix and cook on a high heat

  5. After 8 to 9 minutes and most of the broth has been absorbed by the rice, but there is still some broth left, place a lid on the pan and lower the heat to a low-medium, simmer for 6 to 8 minutes or until all the broth has been absorbed, then remove from the heat

  6. Transfer the rice into a large serving dish, sprinkle with finely chopped parsley and finely grate in some lemon zest, enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Spanish Arroz al Ajillo | Garlic White Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 261 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Sodium 707mg31%
Potassium 69mg2%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 377IU8%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.