Quick Spanish Rice


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

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
6 servings


  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • 1 cup chopped onions

  • 1 cup chopped green bell pepper

  • ½ cup chopped celery

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes with juice

  • 2 teaspoons chili powder

  • 2 teaspoons beef bouillon granules

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 3 cups cooked white rice (such as Uncle Ben's®)


  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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

203 Calories
6g Fat
31g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 203
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 607mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 33mg 164%
Calcium 69mg 5%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 323mg 7%

* 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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