Simple Spanish Rice

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This is something my grandmother used to make, but she never used a recipe. It took me a long time to figure out just what she did. I think this is as close to hers as it gets. It's just a simple rice side dish, but if you add a pound of cooked ground beef or chicken you can serve it as a meal. I hope you enjoy.

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup vegetable oil

  • 1 ½ cups instant rice

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 (16 ounce) can diced tomatoes

  • 1 (11 ounce) can vegetable juice (such as V8®)

  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • ½ cup water

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir rice, onion, and bell pepper in hot oil until the vegetables are slightly tender and rice is lightly browned, 7 to 10 minutes.

  2. Stir diced tomatoes, vegetable juice, tomato sauce, water, sugar, lemon juice, salt, and pepper into the rice mixture. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook at a simmer until the liquid is absorbed, about 20 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

359 Calories
15g Fat
52g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 359
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Sodium 1270mg 55%
Total Carbohydrate 52g 19%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 63mg 313%
Calcium 81mg 6%
Iron 6mg 33%
Potassium 625mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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