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Best Spanish Rice Recipe

Best Spanish Rice Recipe

"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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

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.

Reviews for Best Spanish Rice

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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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