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Texas-Style Spanish Rice

 Texas-Style Spanish Rice
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!
6 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.

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

Directions

  • 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.
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.