Simple Spanish Rice Recipe
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Simple Spanish Rice Recipe

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Emily Hockett, of Federal Way, Washington says, “I prefer this side dish to traditional recipes because it’s vegetarian and lower in fat. While you’re preparing the rest of your meal, it simmers on the stove, allowing the flavors to blend beautifully.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 45 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 45 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 cup uncooked brown rice
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with mild green chilies, undrained
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup: 183 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 390mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable 1 fat


  1. Cook brown rice according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, saute onion and pepper in butter until tender. Stir in tomatoes and salt. Bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5-10 minutes or until slightly thickened. Stir in cooked rice; heat through. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Simple Spanish Rice in Healthy Cooking April/May 2009, p59

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Reviewed Feb. 10, 2015

"We love this rice!"

Reviewed Jan. 6, 2013

"Very flavorful dish. I could just make a meal off of this. Makes a good bit also."

Reviewed May. 16, 2010

"This was great. I didn't have any brown rice, so used wild rice. My guests loved it!"

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