Simple Spanish Rice

Prep: 10 minutes | Cook: 15 minutes | Servings: 2 people


1 tbsp olive oil, divided

2 cups cooked rice, cooked

Pinch saffron

½ cup chopped onion

¼ cup chopped celery

3-4 basil leaves torned

¼ cup chopped green bell pepper

¼ cup chopped red bell pepper

2 cloves garlic, crushed

2 tbsp tomato sauce

1 tsp chili powder

½ tsp sugar

Salt to tatse

1 dash ground red pepper

½ cup smoked tomatoes, skinned & pulp removed, and chopped


  • Cook rice with saffron and keep aside.
  • Heat olive oil in non stick pan. Add onion, celery and bell pepper; stir-fry 2 minutes or until tender. Add tomato sauce, tomatoes and spices, sugar; cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Add cooked rice to skillet, and stir-fry until thoroughly heated.