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Thursday, August 8, 2013

My Variation of Spanish Rice

A variation of Spanish rice

This isn't a standard Spanish rice but it follows most of the rules with bonus veggies and meat.


  • 1/2 of Hillshire Farms Smoked Sausage, quartered the sausage then sliced
  • 1 large green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium white onion, diced
  • 1 large red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced
  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp Penzey's sweet curry powder
  • 1 tbsp hoison sauce
  • 1 tbsp sweet soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 pinches of salt
  • 3-4 cups cooked rice
* 15 min prep time, 15 min cook time

Olive oil and sausage

Red and green bell peppers

Two medium tomatoes

White onions and garlic

Hoisin sauce and sweet soy sauce

On medium high heat, saute the sausage

Cook until brown

Add onions and garlic and cook until brown/ onions are slightly caramelized

Add a pinch of salt

Once onions are caramelized, add one tbsp of rice vinegar. Continue cooking 1 min

Add green bell peppers and cook 1-2 minutes

Add hoisin sauce and sweet soy sauce, cook another 1 minute

Add paprika and sweet curry powder, cook 1 minute

Add red bell peppers and a pinch of salt

Put lid on and let steam for 1-2 minutes or until veggies are soft

Remove lid to check and see if veggies are soft

Add tomatoes, cook another 2 minutes

Stir and allow the juices of tomato to create a sauce, cook 1 minute

Add the pre-cooked rice

Stir until rice is warm and enjoy!

Spanish rice with extra veggies and sausage

I like mine with extra spice!


  1. This looks yummy! I will try it. JRK