This is awesome as a side dish with enchiladas, tortillas, or any other Mexican dish.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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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.

Nutrition Facts

203 calories; protein 4.1g 8% DV; carbohydrates 31.4g 10% DV; fat 6.3g 10% DV; cholesterol 15.4mg 5% DV; sodium 606.6mg 24% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (15)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/05/2014
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. I used pre-cooked brown rice. Heating this through for 20 minutes was unnecessary. I think if I had done that, my rice would have been WAY overcooked. Tasty, though a little salty for our tastes. The kids especially liked this. NO leftovers. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
04/02/2020
Bad recipe. Tastes like canned tomatoes... I added taco seasoning in to try to save the fish helped a little but not much. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 8
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  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
11/05/2014
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. I used pre-cooked brown rice. Heating this through for 20 minutes was unnecessary. I think if I had done that, my rice would have been WAY overcooked. Tasty, though a little salty for our tastes. The kids especially liked this. NO leftovers. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2014
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-make and a delicious version of Spanish rice. Thumbs up in this house! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/24/2016
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 time I think I will use bacon grease instead of olive oil or butter for a little extra flavor. I will definitely use this recipe again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/20/2016
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 was to use brown rice instead of white because that's what I always use. We all loved it so I'll definitely be making it more often. Thank you for reminding us about this easy & delicious side dish. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/30/2015
I added Black Beans for a little substance:) Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/06/2016
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 a keeper in my recipe book. I highly recommend this one. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/20/2017
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 good and I'm sure it will be even better tomorrow. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2016
I use themixed color peppers and cooked drained ground beef - it's a main dish Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/07/2020
So glad I found this recipe. I had the ingredients already. I added the leftover rice and rotisserie chicken. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
04/02/2020
Bad recipe. Tastes like canned tomatoes... I added taco seasoning in to try to save the fish helped a little but not much. Read More