Simple Spanish Rice for 2 Recipe

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Green peppers and tomato give lovely color to this nicely seasoned side dish. It's just right for two people.—Vivian Wolfram, Mountain Home, Arkansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 medium tomato, peeled, seeded and diced
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 292 calories, 8g fat (0g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 62mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 6g protein Diabetic Exchanges:3 starch, 1-1/2 fat


  1. In a saucepan, saute green pepper, tomato and onion in oil until tender. Add rice; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Stir in broth, salt if desired and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 25 minutes or until rice is tender. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Simple Spanish Rice in Taste of Home February/March 2000, p10

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Reviewed Jun. 25, 2012

"Fast and easy! Just enough flavor to have as a side!"

Reviewed May. 10, 2012

"We really liked this and I will make it again, however I served it with ham steak which my husband did not like because there is no fat on the ham. I loved it. will work on the meat next time."

Reviewed May. 8, 2012

"it sounds like just what I wanted and I am going to make it now. thanks for recipes for two people. do you have a section for that?"

Reviewed Jan. 11, 2008

"I found that I needed a little extra chicken broth or the rice was a bit dry. A full can of the broth was perfect:)"

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