Spicy American Spanish Rice

Spicy American Spanish Rice


"Great Spanish rice as a main course meal. I usually serve it with mashed potatoes. Can be made less spicy using regular tomatoes."


50 m servings 302 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 302 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 19.8 g
  • 30%
  • Carbs:
  • 19.4g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 12.5 g
  • 25%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 60 mg
  • 20%
  • Sodium:
  • 694 mg
  • 28%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir rice in the melted butter until rice is lightly browned, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir bell pepper and onion into rice and cook until bell pepper is softened and onion is translucent, 5 to 8 minutes.
  2. Break the ground beef into the rice mixture; cook and stir until beef is completely browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir tomato sauce and diced tomatoes into ground beef mixture. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed, about 20 minutes.
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  1. 9 Ratings


I doubled the rice to bring to a potluck dinner...added 1/2 cup salsa abd 3 cups water....added herbe de province and garlic powder...2 talb sugar and 2 talb apple cider vinegar....2 beef boull...


Wish that I had seen Koolchick's warning Had never used Rotel tomatoes with green chilis before, and the result was very hot (spicey).. Next time I will use plain tomatoes.

Have made this same recipe for years. You can use any kind of rice you like. We like Basmati.

This is super Yummy and easy for a busy weeknight.:) I did add some chicken bouillon and used pickled sliced jalapenos since that's what was in the fridge. I would Totally make this again! Thank...

Since the lady I cook for doesn't like thins too hot, I used diced tomatoes, instead of the Rotel tomatoes and diced up a couple of jalapeño peppers to add to the green pepper. Also added a lit...

I used a vine ripe tomato and a jalapeño instead of Rotel. I put them in with the green pepper and onion. I also added minced garlic and garlic pepper from the McCormick grinder.

I added green chilies and instead of tomatoes I added one cane tomato soup. my husband don't like alot of tomato chunks . this was awesome .. husband loved it and it was the best I have ever had...

Not much taste.