Spanish Rice

This recipe is a perfect side dish to go with burritos or fajitas. You could also roll it up inside your burritos and fajitas.

Colorful plate of Spanish rice.

Serves: 6

Serving size: 1 cup


3/4 cup rice
1 Tbsp. butter
1/2 can pork, diced
3/4 cup onion, chopped
1/4 cup celery, chopped
1/2 cup green pepper, chopped
1 28-ounce can tomatoes, diced, no salt added
1 tsp. sugar
2 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. oregano
1 cup water


  1. Brown rice in butter, add chopped meat, onion, celery and green pepper. Stir and cook until brown.
  2. Add tomatoes, sugar, seasonings and water.
  3. Cover and cook for 45 minutes over low heat.


In place of the chili powder and oregano you could use half a packet of no salt added Spanish seasoning.

Menu idea:

Serve with a tossed salad.

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Zeanny Egea Alvarado
Nutrition Connections Teacher
Extension Teacher
Phone: 603-788-4961
Office: Cooperative Extension, Taylor Hall, Durham, NH 03824