Basic Spanish Rice

Add something tasty to your family’s Spanish dinner! Enjoy this spicy rice that’s stir in tomato sauce – a wonderful meal.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 35 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1
medium onion, finely chopped
1
small green bell pepper, chopped
2
tablespoons vegetable oil
1
cup uncooked regular long-grain white rice
2 1/2
cups water
1
teaspoon salt
3/4
teaspoon chili powder
1/8
teaspoon garlic powder
1
can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 In 10-inch skillet, heat oil over medium heat 1 to 2 minutes. Cook onion and uncooked rice in the oil about 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until rice is golden brown.
  • 2 Remove skillet from heat. Stir in bell pepper, water, salt, chili powder, garlic powder and tomato sauce. Heat to boiling over high heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook about 25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until rice is tender and tomato sauce is absorbed.

Expert Tips

For extra flavor, sprinkle 1/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese over Spanish Rice just before serving.

Serve with warmed tortillas or toasted pita bread.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
265
(
Calories from Fat
65),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
930mg
930%;
Total Carbohydrate
48g
48%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
),
Protein
5g
5%
;
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.