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Vegetarian Spanish Rice

This rice recipe has been in our family for years. It's handy when you're in a hurry for a side dish to complement almost any main dish, not just Tex-Mex fare. —Sharon Donat of Kalispell, Montana
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) vegetable broth
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt


  • In a large saucepan, combine all ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed.
Nutrition Facts
2/3 cup: 156 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 350mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch.

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  • justmbeth
    Jan 21, 2017

    Needed a quick rice side for Mexican night. This was one of the few where I had all the ingredients on hand and it did not disappoint.

  • beccarooster
    Jun 10, 2016

    I am not confident at all in my rice-cooking skills but this recipe was easy and came out great. I used a can of tomatoes that had peppers in it and I also added a little cumin and tony chacheres. I also used jasmine rice because I didn't realize that we were out of regular rice. It was so good.

  • 2princesses2luv
    Apr 9, 2014

    So quick & easy.

  • ConnieK
    Jul 6, 2012

    Tasty and quick to make. Great side for mexican dishes.

  • 2princesses2love
    Nov 9, 2011

    No comment left

  • Holmescsh
    Jun 23, 2011

    Too many tomatoes

  • keverwann
    Feb 1, 2011

    This is what my husband asks for every time we have enchiladas or tacos or taco salad, etc. We tried it once and we don't see a need to try any others. Four thumbs up!

  • lanecrew29
    Jan 17, 2011

    Fantastic and flavorful! I made it with chicken broth and petite diced tomatoes. Served it with burritos. Big hit at our house - everyone loves it. This will be made again and again!

  • Michell408
    Mar 15, 2010

    Easy and tasty. Goes great with burritos or fajitas.