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Stovetop Spanish Rice Recipe

It’s that time of the week again, and last week, I brought you the Southwestern Tortilla Pie, with promises of Spanish Rice to accompany it this week. Never let it be said that I don’t keep my promises.

But first… my recipe for Spanish rice. Sorry I don’t have any pictures, but I wasn’t planning to post it initially and so didn’t take any during the creation of it.

This one tastes so much better than anything that comes out of a box. And it’s much healthier, too. The best part is that it’s pretty easy and low maintenance, so don’t let anyone fool you into thinking this is harder than it is. You’ll know better from now on!

Spanish Rice Recipe

1 c low sodium chicken broth
1 c tomato sauce (ok, I usually cheat and use one can which doesn’t quite have 1 c in it)
1 t olive oil
3 slices turkey bacon
1 1/4 c diced onion
1 c rice (uncooked)
1 tomato, diced
1 red pepper, diced
1/2 t chili powder
1/4 t salt
1/2 t pepper

Makes 8 servings as a side, about 3/4 c each

Place the tomato sauce and broth into a pot and heat to a boil. Heat a large skillet (e.g., bouillabase pan), and add the olive oil once it’s hot. Add the bacon and cook. Remove the bacon and reserve the remaining oil. Add the onion and cook about 4-5 minutes, until translucent.

While onion is cooking, chop bacon into small pieces. Add the rice, and cook 3-5 minutes while stirring occasionally. Add the broth/sauce mixture and remaining ingredients. Stir briefly, then cover. Simmer 30-40 minutes, then stir once. Serve hot.

This will reheat ok. Adding a small bit more broth when reheating keeps it from drying out.


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  1. Lisa says:

    We love Spanish rice. Your recipe looks like a winner.

  2. Kellan says:

    We sure eat a lot of Mexican food – I should definitely try this. We just had chalupas and quesidillas last night – no rice.

    Have a good day – Kellan

  3. Angela says:

    Yum yum! I love Spanish Rice too, but hate those mix thingys with all the MSG and salt on top. Can’t wait to try this!

    (and we already love the stacker recipe! It’s just plain fun to make!)

  4. Life with Kaishon says:

    I love Spanish Rice! It is my most favorite : ). Thanks for this great recipe!

  5. Live.Love.Eat says:

    Hmmm, I love that it has turkey bacon in it. Happy TMTT!!!

  6. Lex the mom says:

    I will have to make this the next time I make some tacos! It sounds like a delish recipe! I love Spanish rice, if only my family will come around. 😉

  7. MOMMY-MOMO says:

    we love spanish rice! I will have to give this recipe a try. Thanks 🙂

  8. Karen says:

    I’ll have to make that this week – I’ve been wanting a good Spanish rice recipe. Thanks!

  9. Sarah says:

    Thankyou! Thankyou! Now I can make the entire meal tomorrow 🙂

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