This is a quick and easy way to spice up rice. Saute instant rice with onion, red bell pepper and green bell pepper. Then simmer with tomatoes and tomato juice and you've got a savory Spanish-style rice.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large saucepan over medium heat combine oil, rice, onion, red bell pepper and green bell pepper. Saute until onions are translucent. Stir in mustard, salt, tomatoes and tomato juice; simmer for 5 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts

509 calories; 3.8 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 684 mg sodium. 108.4 g carbohydrates; 10.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2003
I chose this recipe to as a side dish for carne guisada. I live in the San Antonio area and found that the ingredients sounded about right and the prep uncommonly simple. To my suprise not only was it delicious but impressed a hispanic dinner guest so much she took the recipe home to her grandmother! Honestly...I left out the mustard..I had never heard of that....all turned out well without it. Also instead of tomatoe juice I used a cup of prepared caldo de tomate (tomatoe bullion). If you love spanish rice this is your best bet! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/08/2007
I was looking for an easy Spanish rice recipe that tasted somewhat like my grandmother's. This one had far more liquid too much for my taste. My family may have liked it better if I added more rice or less tomato juice as it seemed like the other ingredients overpowered the rice. I doubt that I'll make this again. Read More
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67 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 44
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2003
I chose this recipe to as a side dish for carne guisada. I live in the San Antonio area and found that the ingredients sounded about right and the prep uncommonly simple. To my suprise not only was it delicious but impressed a hispanic dinner guest so much she took the recipe home to her grandmother! Honestly...I left out the mustard..I had never heard of that....all turned out well without it. Also instead of tomatoe juice I used a cup of prepared caldo de tomate (tomatoe bullion). If you love spanish rice this is your best bet! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2003
I chose this recipe to as a side dish for carne guisada. I live in the San Antonio area and found that the ingredients sounded about right and the prep uncommonly simple. To my suprise not only was it delicious but impressed a hispanic dinner guest so much she took the recipe home to her grandmother! Honestly...I left out the mustard..I had never heard of that....all turned out well without it. Also instead of tomatoe juice I used a cup of prepared caldo de tomate (tomatoe bullion). If you love spanish rice this is your best bet! Read More
(50)
Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2003
My husband the rice freak LOVED this recipe and asks for it about once a week! Very easy to make and flexible enough to sub if you don't have everything on hand. I was out of tomato juice so used a small can of tomato paste with equal amounts of water. Worked just great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2006
This recipe not only got an "A" in ease of preparation but the taste was outstanding as well. I was a little confused as to whether or not you were supposed to cook the instant rice first (you're not) but I will definitely be serving this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2003
This recipe was good; I liked it better than the rice I eat out of many Mexican Restaurant. Something to look out for: When I increased the serving size to 20 it increased the number of vegetables: 4 onions 4 red peppers 2 green peppers. It was too much I used one green pepper one red pepper one yellow pepper and one onion and that was great. I added chili powder diced tomatoes with green chilies and chicken broth. It was great. This is a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/08/2007
I was looking for an easy Spanish rice recipe that tasted somewhat like my grandmother's. This one had far more liquid too much for my taste. My family may have liked it better if I added more rice or less tomato juice as it seemed like the other ingredients overpowered the rice. I doubt that I'll make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/09/2006
I thought this was very good. I'm not a very big spanish rice fan but this was good. I did have to cook it longer than the recipe called for in order to get the rice soft. For all of the people who leave out the mustard or are scared to use it you should try it! I think it definitely makes it more flavorful. I even added more than the recipe called for! It gave it zest! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/17/2006
I really liked the flavor of this recipe but found it to be a bit too crunchy for my tastes when simmering for only 5 minutes. I would recommend simmering for longer so that the rice oinions and peppers have more time to soften. I changed it slightly by foregoing the cup of tomato juice and adding two cans of diced tomatos. With that in mind I will definately make it again. We enjoyed it and I always have the ingredients on hand which makes it easy to make. And it hardly takes any time at all which is another bonus! Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2005
Very good flavor. I used diced tomatoes with onions and peppers so I deleted the green pepper. Also added about 1 tsp taco seasoning. Will definitely make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2006
Great recipe! I added a 4 oz. can of green chilis, omitted the mustard, and used 1 can of diced tomatoes with the juice (no tomato juice). Also added a dash of cayenne pepper and 1 T of cumin. Read More
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