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Simple Spanish Rice Recipe

Simple Spanish Rice Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

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.

Reviews for Simple Spanish Rice

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rmbarr059 User ID: 4046105 224940
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2015


cindyk5 User ID: 4009167 220203
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2015

"We love this rice!"

DeAnna2077 User ID: 1501556 96052
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2013

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

jackiehalter User ID: 4024151 103361
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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