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Quick Spanish Rice

Cathy C

"This is awesome as a side dish with enchiladas, tortillas, or any other Mexican dish."
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35 m servings 203 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

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  1. Heat butter in a frying pan over medium heat; cook and stir onion, green bell pepper, celery, and garlic until slightly tender, 5 to 10 minutes. Stir tomatoes with juice, chili powder, beef bouillon granules, and salt into onion mixture; add rice. Simmer rice mixture, stirring occasionally, until heated through and flavors are blended, 15 to 20 minutes.


  • Cook's Note:
  • You could use leftover or already-prepared rice. When you add the rice to the frying pan make sure to heat it through. Cooking time varies depending on whether you're using precooked rice.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 203 calories; 6.3 g fat; 31.4 g carbohydrates; 4.1 g protein; 15 mg cholesterol; 607 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Had to make one substitution, otherwise, followed the recipe. I found out I didn't have any bell peppers, so I ended up adding some sliced olives, and they worked well. This is moist, quick-to...

I omitted the celery (for some reason, I didn't have any on hand this week and didn't want to spend extra money at the store), increased the garlic and went a little easy with the chili powder. ...

This was really good. I used olive oil instead of the butter, also brown rice, and chicken bouillon to go with a chicken dinner. I remember using bacon in an old Spanish Rice recipe, so next ...

Thanks for posting this recipe, since it seems that most folks have forgotten all about this delicious old side dish which our moms made 'back in the day'. The only thing that I did differently...

I was out of canned tomatoes and substituted salsa. I also omitted the salt & added a can of black beans. It turned out delicious! This was a side to fish tacos & the whole family Loved it. It's...

I added Black Beans for a little substance :) Delicious!

Very nice baseline. I used EVOO instead of butter. 3 Tbls of premium chili powder and tomato sauce instead of tomatoes. We like heat so also added some red pepper flakes and hot sauce. Very...

Very tasty and easy. I added some ketchup for a bit of sweetness.

I use themixed color peppers and cooked, drained ground beef - it's a main dish