Brown Spanish Rice (E)

(Serves 4-6)
  • 1 T. olive oil
  • 1 c. brown rice, uncooked
  • 1 small red OR white onion, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 2 c. water
  • 10.5 oz. can of diced tomatoes with chilies ~ mild, original or hot (i.e. Rotel)
  • 2 T. chili powder ***This makes a medium-hot level of spice, if you want a mild level of spice use 2 t. of chili powder. 
  • 1 t. salt
  • green onions, optional for garnish
  1. Heat the oil in a medium pot over medium heat. Add the onion, green pepper and rice and cook, stirring frequently, until the onions are translucent.
  2. Add the water, tomatoes, chili powder and salt and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium low, cover and let simmer until rice is done (about 40-45 minutes).
  4. Top with sliced green onions if desired.