Spanish Rice Original

Spanish Rice Original

Side Dish Rice Spanish Rice

A great recipe that is similar to the recipe from the homeland! Can be made as a main dish as well.

Servings per recipe: 6
Calories per serving: 373
Preparation time: 20m
Total cooking time: 1h 15m


  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 2 onions, diced
  • 1 cup uncooked white rice
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 2 green bell peppers, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt and ground black pepper
  • 1 (10 ounce) can sliced black olives, drained (optional)
  • 1 (10 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained (optional)


  • 1   Bring chicken broth and tomato sauce to a boil in a small saucepan, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium and maintain a simmer while preparing the remaining ingredients.
  • 2   Meanwhile, place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Transfer bacon to a paper towel-lined plate, reserving bacon grease in the skillet. Chop bacon.
  • 3   Cook and stir onion in reserved bacon grease over medium heat until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in rice; cook and stir until lightly browned, 3 to 5 minutes. Pour boiling chicken broth and tomato sauce into rice mixture; add diced tomatoes, green peppers, and chopped bacon. Season with chili powder, salt, and pepper. Cover and simmer until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed, 30 to 40 minutes. Stir black olives and corn into rice mixture before serving.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 18.5g 29%
    Saturated Fat 5.0g  
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 1195mg 48%
Potassium 520mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 45.7g 15%
Dietary Fiber 5.2g 21%
Protein 8.7g 17%
Sugars 7g  
Vitamin A 916IU  
Vitamin C 44mg  
Calcium 76mg  
Iron 4mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 5mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 39mg  
Folate 114mcg