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Texas-Style Spanish Rice

The original version of this recipe was given to me by a Mexican friend, but I've modified the spices to suit my family's tastes. It's become a favorite at our house—see if it doesn't do the same at yours! —Melissa Pride, Plano, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes with green chiles
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, optional

Directions

  • In a skillet, saute onion and green pepper in oil for about 2 minutes. Add rice and stir until coated with oil. Add tomatoes, turmeric, cumin, salt, garlic powder and water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, about 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Add cilantro if desired.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 166 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 279mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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