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Meaty Spanish Rice

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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 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


  • In a skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add the ground turkey, onion and green pepper; cook until meat is brown and vegetables are tender. Add all of the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until rice is tender, about 30 minutes.

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  • barfive
    Dec 16, 2019

    I love this recipe, instead of the water and tomato sauce. I used my own 1 litre jar of homemade tomato sauce. Added a little water to thin. The spice is just perfect in this.

  • 2124arizona
    Jun 25, 2017

    This spanish rice is a hearty meal!!

  • mamamarie
    Apr 23, 2017

    This was good, but I made some changes when I made it. We do not like hot spicey food. I eliminated the chili powder, the hot sauce, the cayenne pepper. I substituted olive oil for butter. I used the turkey. We don't eat beef. It is chicken, turkey and fish and plenty of veggies. Thanks.

  • Marazoe
    Mar 27, 2016

    I'm not a big fan of ground turkey, but I sometimes find it for super cheap on clearance. I always make this when I have turkey.

  • mszczepanski
    May 17, 2011

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  • KimberlyV65
    Nov 2, 2010

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  • Trilby Yost
    Jun 6, 2010

    I use very lean ground beef because my husband doesn't like ground turkey.