Meaty Spanish Rice

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.


4 servings

Updated: Mar. 03, 2022
I usually fix Spanish rice recipes for family meals - but it's also great for doubling if unexpected company comes and the cupboards are all nearly bare! —Margaret Shauers, Great Bend, Kansas


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 pound ground turkey
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional
  • Black pepper to taste


  1. In a skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add the ground turkey, onion and green pepper; cook until no longer pink and vegetables are tender, breaking into crumbles. Add all of the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until rice is tender, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 300 calories, 14g fat, 52mg cholesterol, 379mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate, 17g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 meat, 1-3/4 starch, 1 fat.