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Easy Spanish Rice (lighter recipe)

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Easy Spanish Rice (lighter recipe)
  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Servings 6
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A flavorful side dish to serve with your favorite Mexican foods!
Updated Jul 14, 2014

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked regular long-grain rice
  • 1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 small green bell pepper, chopped (1/2 cup)

Steps

  • 1
    Spray 10-inch nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Cook rice and onion in skillet over medium heat about 3 minutes, stirring frequently, 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Any color of bell pepper will work in this zesty rice dish.
  • tip 2
    Not interested in chopping veggies? You can buy chopped onions and green bell peppers in the freezer case near other frozen vegetables.

Nutrition

135 Calories, 0g Total Fat, 3 g Protein, 32 g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
135
Calories from Fat
0
Total Fat
0g
Saturated Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
Sodium
820 mg
Potassium
220 mg
Total Carbohydrate
32 g
Dietary Fiber
1 g
Protein
3 g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
12%
12%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
2 Starch;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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