Quick Spanish Rice Recipe

I found cooking rice, beans, couscous or vegatables in different medium than water made for more flavorful cooking. This version of Spanish rice has served hundreds without complaint.

Quick Spanish Rice Recipe

How To Make Quick Spanish Rice

A simple recipe to whip up a delicious batch of Spanish rice. A wonderfully fluffy rice with a burst of flavor in every bite. Instant rice spruced up with hot and spicy V-8 along with peas and bacon surely results in a tasty dish.

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Total: 45 mins


  • 2 cups instant rice
  • 2 cups Hot and Spicy V-8
  • ¼ cup peas, fresh or frozen
  • ¼ cup onion, finely chopped
  • cup bacon bits, Hormel makes a great package pre-cooked
  • cup vegetable oil , or lard


  1. Heat lard or oil.
  2. Combine cooked peas, bacon bits and onion (and cilantro) and sautee in heated oil.
  3. Bring V-8 to a boil and add the sauteed mixture.
  4. Simmer for 2 minutes.
  5. Remove V-8 from heat and add rice.
  6. Cover and let stand.
  7. Fluff occationally per instruction on rice.
  8. Boiling water may be added to bring to desirable texture.


  • Sugar: 5g
  • :
  • Calcium: 36mg
  • Calories: 294kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 45g
  • Fat: 9g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Iron: 3mg
  • Potassium: 293mg
  • Protein: 7g
  • Saturated Fat: 6g
  • Sodium: 345mg
  • Vitamin A: 1065IU
  • Vitamin C: 40mg
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