Spanish Rice Pronto

My mother was a wonderful cook.  This recipe is hers.  I don’t know where she got it or if she just made it up, but it was standard fare at our house.  Recently I made a batch in the solar oven to go with my Nacho Meatloaf.  Okay, I know that using Minute Rice isn’t exactly gourmet cooking, and I usually use the real stuff too, but this was easy, fast, and tastes good too.  Feel free to use any rice you like – just don’t tell my mother.

Spanish rice recipe

Spanish Rice Pronto


  • 1 med onion chopped
  • 1/2 green pepper, diced
  • 1 1/3 cups Minute Rice
  • 1 1/2 c water (reduce by 1/2 for solar oven)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • dash of pepper
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder ( or more to taste)
  • 2 (8 oz) cans tomato sauce

Pre-heat solar oven while preparing recipe.

(If cooking stove top, saute onions in oil before adding additional ingredients)  Add all ingredients to pan.  Cook in solar oven 1 – 1/2 hours until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender.


One thought on “Spanish Rice Pronto

  1. Oh, I am so going to tell your Mother! — But, she’ll love you, anyway! Great sounding recipe. Will try it, later this week, but probably use an Arborio rice (one of my favorites, lately). Thanks for sharing — that’s what your mom would do.

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