Easy Spanish Rice

The name says it all. You can toss this spicy rice dish together in no time!

  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

1
cup uncooked regular rice
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
2
tablespoons vegetable oil
2 1/2
cups water
1
can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
1
small green bell pepper, chopped (1/2 cup)
1 1/2
teaspoons salt
3/4
teaspoon chili powder
1/8
teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 Cook rice and onion in oil in 10-inch skillet over medium heat about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until rice is golden brown and onion is tender.
  • 2 Stir in remaining ingredients. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until rice is tender.

Expert Tips

Out of garlic powder? If you have garlic salt on hand, use it instead. Decrease regular salt to 1/2 teaspoon, adding more if needed when the dish is done.

Turn this great side dish into an easy main dish by adding a pound of ground beef, sausage or turkey, cooked and crumbled.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
180
(
Calories from Fat
45 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5 g
5 %
(Saturated Fat
1 g,
1 %
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
840 mg
840 %;
Total Carbohydrate
32 g
32 %
(Dietary Fiber
2 g
2 %
),
Protein
3 g
3 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
12%;
Vitamin C
14%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.