Quick Spanish Rice

Quick Spanish Rice

Cathy C

"This is awesome as a side dish with enchiladas, tortillas, or any other Mexican dish."
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35 m servings 203 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Calories:
  • 203 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 6.3 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 31.4g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 4.1 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 607 mg
  • 24%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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Amount Per Serving
  • * 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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  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.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.


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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...

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. ...

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...

I added Black Beans for a little substance :) Delicious!

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 ...

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...

I use themixed color peppers and cooked, drained ground beef - it's a main dish

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