Recipe Details

Spanish Rice Picante

Number of Servings: 4

Serving Size: 3/4 cup

Nothing could be easier than this recipe for spicing up plain old white rice. Use hot or mild picante sauce or salsa, depending on your taste for spiciness.

This is a terrific accompaniment to Mexican favorites like tacos and enchiladas.

Name: Amount:
chopped onion 1 cup
clove garlic, minced 2 ea
olive oil 2 tsp
uncooked long grain rice 1 cup
low-fat, low-sodium chicken broth 2 cups
picante sauce or salsa 0.33 cup
chopped tomatos 0.50 cup
coarsely chopped cilantro 2 Tbsp

Sauté the onion and garlic in the oil in a small saucepan until tender, about 5 minutes.


Stir in the rice; cook 1 minute. Add the broth and picante sauce; bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer; cover and cook 20 minutes, until the rice has absorbed the liquid.


Add the tomato and stir to mix; cover and let stand 5 minutes. Add the cilantro and mix again.

Nutritional Information (per serving)
Calories 228
Calories from Fat 33
Total Fat 4g
Saturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 105mg
Potassium n/a
Carbohydrates 44g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 5g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A n/a
Vitamin C n/a
Calcium n/a
Iron n/a
Folic Acid n/a
Dietary Exchange 3 Starch