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spanish rice

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Nancy Allen
Wentzville, MO

This makes for a very flavorful side dish you can serve with Beef, Chicken, Pork or Fish.

(1 rating)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 25 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For spanish rice

  • 1 c
    long grain white (or your favorite)
  • 1 md
    red, green, or yellow bell pepper
  • 1 sm
    yellow onion, minced
  • 3/4 c
    chedder cheese, shredded
  • 1 sm
    can of tomato paste
  • 1/4 c
    water, you cooked your rice in
  • 1 tsp
    salt & black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 tsp
    chili powder (optional)
  • dash
    italian seasoning (optional)

How To Make spanish rice

  • 1
    Preheat you oven to 350 and grease a 9x9 glass dish with Pam or Crisco spray (Thats what I use) set aside.
  • 2
    I cook my rice(use package directions) on the stove in a saucepan till almost done but not completely (will finish cooking in the oven)and save 1/4 cup of the rice water or more if needed.
  • 3
    Mix together your onion, bell pepper, salt & Pepper,chili powder(opt.), italian seasoning (opt.),and your small tomato paste and mix gently into drained rice,add 1/4c.rice water blend well
  • 4
    Place rice mixture in dish and spread chedder over surface evenly, cover with a piece of foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven but be careful when you remove foil so steam dosent burn you, enjoy! May want to salt & Pepper as needed.