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Best Spanish Rice

"We love the zing from the Cajun seasoning and hot sauce," writes Mary Hoxworth from Killbuck, Ohio. "I like to use this spicy rice to make stuffed green peppers."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min.
  • Makes
    3 servings


  • 1/4 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 3 tablespoons each chopped onion, celery and green pepper
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1/8 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1 to 2 drops hot pepper sauce
  • Dash each salt, paprika and pepper
  • 3/4 cup canned diced tomatoes


  • In a small saucepan, cook the sausage, onion, celery and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink and the vegetables are tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain.
  • Add the water, rice, Cajun seasoning, pepper sauce, salt, paprika and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until rice is tender, stirring once. Stir in tomatoes; heat through.
Nutrition Facts
2/3 cup: 158 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 342mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

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  • stephanied1971
    Jul 22, 2012

    Very easy and quick to make. Tastes delicious! Easily adapted to suit personal taste. Freezes wonderfully!

  • zucchinilady
    Jul 2, 2009

    I used this mixture in scooped out zicchini - what a treat! thank you for sharing.