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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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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