5 Minute Spanish Rice Recipe

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Just love having a freezer! You can put together a meal in no time with leftovers, frozen pre-prepped veggies, frozen sauces – you name it.

Thawed a small jar of homemade sauce in the refrigerator overnight. Really I figured I would just make a quick macaroni dish and get it over with.

Instead I wanted Spanish rice. So I pulled some chopped red and green bell pepper and onion out of the freezer and placed in my pan with a bit of water. Added paprika and chili powder and a bit of crushed red pepper flakes and let that cook until the veggies were nice and tender.

Meanwhile – boiled my water and added my minute rice to the pan……..wait and fluff.

Once the veggies were ready, I added my sauce to heat through until nice and hot. By that time I was able to fluff my rice and add to my pan.

Tad-da – done!

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Cost per recipe $1.63 view details
  • Chopped onion
  • Chopped red bell sweet peppers
  • Chopped green bell sweet peppers
  • Sauce (I used homemade that I had frozen, you can use your favorite sauce, marinara, etc.)
  • Minute Rice


  1. I used frozen onions and peppers from my freezer which I sauteed in a bit of water until tender.
  2. Added my seasonings - chili powder, paprika, and a bit of crushed red pepper flakes.
  3. Since I used my homemade sauce I didn't need any other seasonings.
  4. Cooked my minute rice and added to my sauteed veggies with my sauce and heated through.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Recipe %DV
Recipe Size 294g
Calories 89  
Calories from Fat 5 6%
Total Fat 0.56g 1%
Saturated Fat 0.13g 1%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 11mg 0%
Potassium 521mg 15%
Total Carbs 19.66g 5%
Dietary Fiber 5.4g 18%
Sugars 10.64g 7%
Protein 2.89g 5%
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