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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 5
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 167.1
  • Total Fat: 0.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 38.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 37.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.7 g
  • Protein: 3.9 g

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Spanish Rice

Submitted by: THALIA_82
Spanish Rice

Number of Servings: 5

Ingredients

    1 green bell pepper chopped (about 1.25 cups)
    1/2 an onion chopped (about 0.75 cups)
    1 cup long grain white rice (uncooked)
    1 - 14.8oz can chopped tomatoes (salt free preferably)
    2 tsp chili powder
    1/2 tsp cumin
    1/2 tsp paprika
    2 cloves garlic chopped

Directions

Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a pan over med-low heat.

Add veggies and rice. Cook until rice begins to brown.

Add spices and garlic, cook 2 minutes longer while stirring.

Add canned tomatoes, then fill can with water and add that too. Add salt to taste.

Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce heat to low. Cook 12 - 15 minutes until rice looks cooked. Remove from heat and let stand 15 minutes. Do NOT remove cover until final 15 minutes have elapsed.

Sprinkle with grated cheese if desired.

Serving size: 1 Cup

Number of Servings: 5

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user THALIA_82.






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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I did the recipe calculator on this, because I eat rice all the time and it just didn't seem right
    this recipe has 266 calories per cup! - 8/17/09

    Reply from THALIA_82 (12/6/09)
    I'm not really sure how we came up with such different numbers, perhaps the spark recipes caloric content for white rice is for cooked?


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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    delish! I skipped the canned tomatoes and used fresh ones and substituted the can of water for chicken broth. - 8/8/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This is the same as a family recipe we have made for more than 50 yrs. Yes the rice is raw when it is sautéed in a bit of annato oil. At this point a pound of Ground beef is added then the onions and garlic. We also use a very sharp cheddar for the topping. Black olives make a great garnish. - 4/25/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    THIS IS GREAT! I JAZZED IT UP ALITTLE. ADDED BLACK BEANS AND COOKED CHICKEN AND MADE IT A WHOLE MEAL. HEALTHY ALSO CAUSE I USED BROWN RICE. - 4/21/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Best spanish rice I've ever eaten and best sparkpeople recipe I've tried. - 4/7/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Delicious. So easy - 9/1/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    yummy! - 6/19/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I did not cook rice long enough, still a little chewy, but this was flavorful and I will make again. - 6/13/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Delicious! Very light and really good flavor! - 6/12/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    gonna try with brown or wild rice - 3/31/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    do you use already cooked rice, uncooked minute rice, or regular rice uncooked? I'm figuring uncooked regular rice but I just want to double check; I'd never cooked rice any other way than boiling/steaming it. - 2/19/09

    Reply from THALIA_82 (2/21/09)
    Uncooked regular rice ;)


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  • Love it! - 11/4/14

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  • This rice was very good. I just added some dried chili peppers for a little more kick. - 5/13/13

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  • This was really good! I was looking for an alternative to boxed rice and this is a keeper! I used fresh tomatoes, so I should've used more water, b/c the can includes some water that I didn't account for, so my rice was a little undercooked (easily fixable). I also used chicken broth. - 4/19/13

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  • Love Love loved it! I substituted 1 can of Rotel Tomatoes with chilies and this was perfect.I have added this recipe to my permanent file.It was that good! THANKS - 2/28/13

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  • is Spanish rice real that health for u? i think to add more vegetables to it. - 10/16/12

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  • This is it for Spanish Rice! My DH loves the white rice in it or I personally would try it with brown rice. Make it often. Works well with either fresh or canned tomatoes. Thank you. - 10/7/12

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  • very easy recipe- I used sazon instead of the seasonings and added bacon ends for more flavor. also left out the bell pepper. decadent with pork roast! - 7/10/12

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  • Wonderful made this a a side dish to beef enchiladas, family loved it. - 2/23/12

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  • thought this was bland. I added shredded cheese and some salsa and it was wonderful - 10/31/11

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  • This didn't do it for me. : ( - 8/2/11

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  • I added fresh tomatoes, and vegitarian beef. (soy meat) It was great...oh and 2 Tbs. of Salsa. - 5/18/11

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  • This is an excellent Spanish Rice, and much more flavorful and less salty than the packaged mixes - yum! - 5/18/11

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  • So I completely over cooked the rice...
    But it was still super yumtastic
    ;) - 10/27/10

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  • I made this last night, and really liked it. I lived in New Mexico, and they always brown the rice in a little oil before boiling it. May want to cut back on the cummin if you are not a big fan of it- This goes into my recipe box! - 9/8/10

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