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Texas-Style Spanish Rice Recipe
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Texas-Style Spanish Rice Recipe

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The original version of this recipe was given to me by a Mexican friend, but I've modified the spices to suit my family's tastes. It's become a favorite at our house—see if it doesn't do the same at yours! —Melissa Pride, Plano, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes with green chilies
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 166 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 279 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a skillet, saute onion and green pepper in oil for about 2 minutes. Add rice and stir until coated with oil. Add tomatoes, turmeric, cumin, salt, garlic powder and water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, about 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Add cilantro if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Texas-Style Spanish Rice in Country February/March 1993, p49

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 166 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 279 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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Reviewed May. 11, 2014

We loved this!! I used the whole can of tomatoes, too, like one of the other reviewers. I don't normally care for Spanish rice, but this is tasty!!

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Reviewed May. 5, 2014

I made this recipe yesterday and it was delish. My son enjoyed it. It was easy and didn't require a lot of ingredients.

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Reviewed May. 2, 2014

Wow this is good. Only change was using brown rice. Next time I may use corn as others suggested but no need to mess with this recipe much.

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Reviewed May. 1, 2014

This is a great recipe. The spice level is perfect!. I usually use brown rice and add some frozen corn. This recipe is a keeper!

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Reviewed Jul. 10, 2013

This is AWESOME !! Your modified twists are beyond great !! ABSOLUTELY a keeper ! Front page status in my cookbook ! To all readers deciding if they want to try this rice... don't hesitate and don't look any further ! Wonderful flavor and really the best we have ever had ! Thank you for this recipe !!

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