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Easy Spanish Rice

“I came up with this recipe trying to replace a microwave Spanish rice. This quick recipe has fewer calories and less sodium!” Susan LeBrun - Sulphur, Louisiana
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups instant brown rice
  • 1 envelope enchilada sauce mix
  • 1 cup picante sauce


  • In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil; stir in rice and sauce mix. Return to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in picante sauce. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 217 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1905mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 4g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • pajamaangel
    Jan 10, 2015

    I would probably cook the rice a little longer and use fresh tomatoes as well next time. Great for a quick fix!

  • jenjones892
    Jul 14, 2012

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  • scrapo
    Jun 24, 2011

    Loved how easy it was and it paired well with the Cajun Perch we were having. Could not find enchilada sauce packet at the store so I just subbed a faijta seasoning packet. Seemed to work okay. Next time, I may play around w/ that though and do a comb seasoning with a tiny bit of taco sauce. I used Pace Med Picante, our fave. Also, just threw it all in a microwave dish and microwaved for 8 min. Seemed to work fine that way!

  • chris_giles18
    Dec 18, 2008

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