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Authentic Spanish Rice Recipe

For a great side for any main dish, try this great rice dish. The bacon drippings add another layer of flavor and make the rice delectable.—Maria Goclan, Katy, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 tablespoon bacon drippings
  • 3/4 cup long-grain white rice
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 small canned tomatoes, diced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato juice
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • 1. In a skillet, heat bacon drippings on medium-high. Add rice; cook and stir until rice is golden brown. Add onion and garlic; stir and cook 3 additional minutes. Add all remaining ingredients. Cook, uncovered, on medium heat for 20 minutes, stirring only once after 10 minutes. Check rice for doneness by tasting a few top grains. If rice is firm, add a little water; cover and cook 5 minutes more. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 117 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 219mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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Tall1 User ID: 5721282 13463
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2011

"Very blah."

bas237luu User ID: 4936063 39388
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2011

"Great dish!! I lost it the recipe for a long time and just found it on line. After making it by the "book" a few times, I started adding a chopped red or green pepper (to taste) or some sliced zucchini or yellow squash, even mushrooms. Hot sauce or peppers to taste, you can really make it your own. If too dry, add some tomato or water. Enjoy!!"

nikispangler User ID: 3027603 8538
Reviewed May. 21, 2010

"Yummy! I know there has been some confusion about the "canned tomatoes" ingredient- I used 1/2 can of diced tomatoes, drained, and it came out great. This was really tasty rice- just what I was hoping for."

carnation037 User ID: 259032 201556
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2008

"To me it means 3 small tomatoes that came from a can or ones

that you canned yourself,

Duffi User ID: 3366685 14062
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2008

"Ingredient amount is very unclear to me!!

3 small canned tomatoes, diced
Please clarify this for me. It
doesn't make any sense to me.

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