Spanish Rice

Tammy T


I make this when making Mexi/American food. It is my go to spanish rice recipe. Love it! Hope you do too!

Photo by: CCheryl


★★★★★ 2 votes

15 Min
20 Min


  • 1/2 c
    chopped onion (1 medium)
  • 1/2 c
    green bell pepper
  • 1
    clove garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp
    cooking oil
  • 1 tsp
    chili powder
  • 28 oz
    can tomatoes, undrained and cut up
  • 3/4 c
    uncooked long grain rice
  • 4 oz
    can diced green chile peppers, undrained
  • ·
    *** several dashes bottled hot pepper sauce (optional)
  • 1 c
  • ·
    salt and pepper
  • 1/2 c
    shredded cheddar cheese (optional)

How to Make Spanish Rice


  1. In a large skillet cook onion, green pepper, and garlic in hot oil until tender. Add chili powder; cook 1 minute more. Stir in undrained tomatoes, rice, chile peppers, hot pepper sauce, 1 cup water, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Bring to a boil then reduce heat. Simmer covered for about 20 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed. Put in serving dish and sprinkle with the cheddar cheese. If needed, put dish in micro for 1 1/2 mins to melt cheese.

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About Spanish Rice

Course/Dish: Rice Sides
Regional Style: Mexican
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #cheese

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