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Simple Spanish Rice Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Simple Spanish Rice

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"This is something my grandmother used to make, but she never used a recipe. It took me a long time to figure out just what she did. I think this is as close to hers as it gets. It's just a simple rice side dish, but if you add a pound of cooked ground beef or chicken you can serve it as a meal. I hope you enjoy."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins
  • READY IN

    40 mins

Directions

  1. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir rice, onion, and bell pepper in hot oil until the vegetables are slightly tender and rice is lightly browned, 7 to 10 minutes.
  2. Stir diced tomatoes, vegetable juice, tomato sauce, water, sugar, lemon juice, salt, and pepper into the rice mixture. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook at a simmer until the liquid is absorbed, about 20 minutes more.
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Jan 25, 2013

I don't keep instant rice in the house, I used regular long grain rice in place of the instant. It just took a little longer to cook. I also used a red bell pepper instead of green and lime juice instead of lemon juice. The boys really liked this rice, especially the youngest. I'd make this again.

 
Aug 25, 2014

We made a meal of this browning boneless, skinless chicken breasts first, remove, cover and setting aside in a warm oven, then proceeding with recipe. I did leave the tomato sauce out and thought it was plenty "tomato-y". Used brown rice which has a 50 minute cook time, so after 30 minutes I nestled the breasts back in the rice, covered again quickly, and cooked an additional 20 minutes, I also added a cup of defrosted peas when adding the chicken back. Left out the sugar and gave gave a generous squeeze of lemon over all when finished. I would definitely make this again! Look forward to the leftovers for lunch! Thank you!

 

4 Ratings

Jun 07, 2014

I have tried this twice now. First time I followed the recipe exactly and found it to be a little bland for my taste. Second time instead of using vegetable juice I used pure tomato juice. Also instead of tomato sauce I used paste. I also added a clove of fresh garlic and a dash of cilantro. I then topped it with mild cheddar cheese and put it in the oven just to melt the cheese. This resulted in a much better finished product and more smiling faces at the dinner table.

 
Feb 01, 2013

Even after leaving out the tomato sauce completely, this was too tomato-y for us. The sweet, tomato flavor totally predominated this as a side dish.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 359 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 51.5 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 14.5 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 4.4 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 5.8 g
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 1270 mg
  • 51%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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