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Spanish Rice

Updated February 23, 2016

4 servings

CostInexpensive

Easy

Total Timeunder 1 hour

Kid FriendlyYes

One Pot MealYes

OccasionCasual Dinner Party, Family Get-together

Recipe Courseside dish

Dietary Considerationvegetarian

Mealdinner

Taste and Texturehot & spicy, savory

Ingredients

  • 1 large yellow onion, peeled and minced
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1 small sweet green pepper, cored, seeded, and minced
  • ½ cup uncooked rice
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 (1-pound) can tomatoes (do not drain)
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 bay leaf, crumbled
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon sugar

Instructions

  1. Sauté onion in oil in a heavy saucepan over moderate heat 5-8 minutes until limp. Add green pepper and stir-fry 5 minutes. Stir in rice and chili powder and brown rice lightly. Add remaining ingredients, chopping up tomatoes, cover, and simmer 20 minutes. Uncover and cook 5 minutes longer.

  2. VARIATION

  3. Baked Spanish Rice with Cheese: Brown vegetables and rice in a flameproof casserole, add remaining ingredients and ½ cup grated sharp Cheddar cheese. Mix lightly, cover, and bake ½ hour at 350°F.; uncover and bake 5 minutes longer. Serve as a main dish.

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