Spanish Rice

  • Yield: 12 servings


1/3cup vegetable or canola oil
1 1/2cups uncooked long grain rice
2medium onions, finely chopped
1medium green bell pepper, finely chopped
2medium celery stalks, finely chopped
1-- (20-ounce) can crushed tomatoes, undrained
2teaspoons ground cumin
2teaspoons garlic powder
1teaspoon salt
2-- (14-ounce) cans lower-sodium chicken broth


  1. Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add rice and cook until golden, about 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Add onions, bell pepper, celery, tomatoes, cumin, garlic powder, salt and 1 can chicken broth.
  2. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover tightly, and simmer 20 minutes, or until all liquid is absorbed. Add remaining can of broth; mix well. Serves 12.

Recipe by Mike Pineda, Carlsbad, N.M.