Spanish Rice

A can of tomatoes, a few spices, and chopped veggies are all it takes to make this rice side dish recipe. It's lower in sodium than packaged mixes.

Spanish Rice
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  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup chopped green sweet pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 14 1/2 ounce can tomatoes, cut up
  • 3/4 cup long grain rice
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • a dash ground red pepper or bottled hot pepper sauce
  • Fresh red serrano chili pepper (optional)
  • Fresh cilantro (optional)
In a medium saucepan combine the water, sweet pepper, onion, celery, and salt. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 5 minutes.
Stir in undrained tomatoes, rice, chili powder, black pepper, and ground red pepper or hot pepper sauce. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, about 20 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed. If desired, garnish with serrano chili pepper and cilantro. Makes 6 servings.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 111, carb. (g) 25, fiber (g) 2, pro. (g) 3, vit. A (RE) 72, vit. C (mg) 19, sodium (mg) 345, calcium (mg) 30, iron (mg) 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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