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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! MORE + LESS -

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

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  • 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.

Expert Tips

Any color of bell pepper will work in this zesty rice dish.

Not interested in chopping veggies? You can buy chopped onions and green bell peppers in the freezer case near other frozen vegetables.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
135
Calories from Fat
0
% Daily Value
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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