Spanish Rice and Garbanzos Recipe


Preparation Time5 MinCooking Time1 Hr 0 Min
Ready In1 Hr 5 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyServings4
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Brown rice2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
 Onion1 Small, chopped
 Chopped green pepper1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
 Garlic powder1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Margarine1 Teaspoon
 Water1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
 Salt1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Pepper1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Canned tomatoes16 Ounce, broken up
 Canned garbanzos/Kidney beans15 Ounce, drained (1 can)
 Oregano1⁄2 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 240 Calories from Fat 28

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 3 g4.8%

Saturated Fat 0.42 g2.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 774.2 mg32.3%

Total Carbohydrates 51 g17.1%

Dietary Fiber 8.3 g33.3%

Sugars 3.3 g

Protein 10 g20.9%

Vitamin A 18.5% Vitamin C 38.2%

Calcium 8.4% Iron 18%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1) Take a 2 quart saucepan and heat margarine in it. Add onion, rice, green pepper and garlic powder. Cook for about 5 minutes over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
2) Add salt, water and pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil.
3) Reduce heat and cover. Cook for about 45 minutes or until rice becomes tender and all liquid gets absorbed.
4) Stir in garbanzos, tomatoes and oregano.
5) Cook for about 5 minutes or until mixture gets heated through and all liquid is absorbed.

6) Transfer to a serving platter.