Best Spanish Rice Recipe
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Best Spanish Rice Recipe

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"We love the zing from the Cajun seasoning and hot sauce," writes Mary Hoxworth from Killbuck, Ohio. "I like to use this spicy rice to make stuffed green peppers."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES:3 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES: 3 servings


  • 1/4 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 3 tablespoons each chopped onion, celery and green pepper
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1/8 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1 to 2 drops hot pepper sauce
  • Dash each salt, paprika and pepper
  • 3/4 cup canned diced tomatoes

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup: 158 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 342mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.


  1. In a small saucepan, cook the sausage, onion, celery and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink and the vegetables are tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain.
  2. Add the water, rice, Cajun seasoning, pepper sauce, salt, paprika and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until rice is tender, stirring once. Stir in tomatoes; heat through. Yield: 3 servings.
Originally published as Spanish Rice in Cooking for 2 Spring 2009, p18

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stephanied1971 User ID: 3257588 159783
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2012

"Very easy and quick to make. Tastes delicious! Easily adapted to suit personal taste. Freezes wonderfully!"

zucchinilady User ID: 3149814 181728
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2009

"I used this mixture in scooped out zicchini - what a treat! thank you for sharing."

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