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Speedy Spanish Rice Recipe

Speedy Spanish Rice Recipe

Mexican food is big with our family; in fact, one of my nephews loves this dish so much that he always requests it for his special birthday dinner! -Angie Rorick of Fort Wayne, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked instant brown rice
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 small green pepper, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup picante sauce

Directions

  • 1. In a large nonstick skillet, saute the rice, onion and green pepper in butter until rice is lightly browned and vegetables are crisp-tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the water, cilantro, cumin, bouillon and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • 2. Remove from the heat; let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Stir in picante sauce. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 201 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 615 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.