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Spanish Brown Rice

This Spanish-style rice is extremely easy and very versatile. Serve it as a side dish, or add your favorite plant-protein for a one pot meal!

Makes 8 servings


2 cups dry brown rice
1/2 onion, chopped
1/2 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1/2 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
3 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tablespoon paprika
1 cup water
6 ounces tomato paste
salt, to taste


Cook rice according to package directions. Set aside.

Combine onion, bell peppers, garlic, paprika, and water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer 15 minutes. Add tomato paste and rice and mix well. Add salt to taste.

Per serving (1/8 of recipe): 200 calories; 1.7 g fat; 0.3 g saturated fat; 7.5% calories from fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 5.2 g protein; 42.1 g carbohydrates; 2 g sugar; 6.6 g fiber; 325 mg sodium; 30 mg calcium; 1.4 mg iron; 27.8 mg vitamin C; 709 mcg beta-carotene; 1.3 mg vitamin E

Source: The Power of Your Plate by Neal Barnard, M.D.

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