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.

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  • 1   cup 
  • 3/4  cup 
    chopped green sweet pepper
  • 1/2  cup 
    chopped onion
  • 1/2  cup 
    chopped celery
  • 1/2  teaspoon 
  • 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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