Spanish Rice

Spanish Rice


"Very easy, very good Spanish rice!"


1 h servings 269 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 269 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 2.9 g
  • 4%
  • Carbs:
  • 54.8g
  • 18%
  • Protein:
  • 5.2 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 153 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large skillet, combine oil, rice, onion, green pepper and salt and pepper until the rice is a light brown color. Remove skillet from stove.
  2. Mix tomatoes into the mixture. Pour in water (it should cover the entire mixture; use more if necessary). Return the skillet to the stovetop and bring the mixture to a full boil; salt and pepper to taste. When the mixture begins to boil, cover the skillet, and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook 12 to 15 minutes and never, I mean NEVER, remove the cover. After 12 to 15 minutes, turn stove off and let stand for another 12 to 15 minutes. DO NOT remove cover until the final 15 minutes has elapsed!
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  1. 123 Ratings


My friend made this rice (she's an excellent cook) and brought it over my house to try, it was awful-the flavor was seriously lacking! I've grown-up in a Hispanic household and the first thing...

I've made this many times and have pretty much altered it into a whole new recipe, but the part that I like about the original is the cooking for 15 mins, turning off and letting it sit on the s...

This is a good basic recipe but made as is, it would have been too bland for us. I used a can of tomatoes with green chile's, used 1/2 cup of onion instead of 1/4 and added cumin and cayenne pe...

I used a can of petite diced tomatoes in this recipe. I made no other changes. Though it's a nice start for spanish rice, for us it was quite bland. That being said, my youngest had two big help...

I found this a bit bland the first time I made it. I have made it numerous times since and I find that by adding some cayanne pepper (to taste) it made it perfect. Have made this a staple for ...

THE BEST spanish rice ever! it turns out light and fluffy! i added some chile powder and diced tomatoe with chiles to spice things up!! this is the ONLY spanish rice that turns out great every t...

The rice turns out perfectly! Unfortunately there is little flavour - just the tang of tomato. As someone suggested, try using chicken broth instead of water, add some garlic, way more onion, ...

It was a good start but definately needed something more for my families taste buds. I added garlic, cumin, chili powder, and red pepper. I also used brown rice instead. I used the skeleton of t...

Very bland and boring. Needs help. Add garlic, tomatoe sauce, maybe a chili pepper, some sauteed chicken even and use chicken broth instead of the water.