Spanish Rice Bake

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  • Published Apr 3rd
  • Ready In1h
  • Servings6
  • Calories350
Ground beef, fresh onion, green bell pepper, tomatoes and rice are simmered in a sweet-hot sauce of chile, brown sugar, cumin and Worcestershire. This savory rice dish is then baked with Cheddar and garnished with fresh cilantro.

Spanish Rice Bake Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Spanish Rice Bake for 6 servings:

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can canned tomatoes
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1/2 cup chile sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

Spanish Rice Bake Cooking Instructions

  • Prep15m
  • Cook45m
  • Ready In1h

To cook Spanish Rice Bake, you need about 15 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Spanish Rice Bake is about 45 minutes , and you can serve your Spanish Rice Bake within 1 hour . The following are the steps to cook Spanish Rice Bake easily:

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. 2 Brown the ground beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Drain excess fat and transfer beef to a large pot over medium low heat.. Stir in the onion, green bell pepper, tomatoes, water, rice, chile sauce, salt, brown sugar, cumin, Worcestershire sauce and ground black pepper.
  3. 3 Let this simmer for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, then transport this to a 2-quart casserole dish. Press down firmly and sprinkle with the shredded Cheddar cheese.
  4. 4 Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 10 to 15 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly. Garnish with chopped fresh cilantro.


  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 350 calories; 19.1 grams of fat; 24.9 grams of carbohydrates; 18.5 grams of protein; 67 milligrams of cholesterol; 604 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Nov 8th 2011

    This is a wonderful dish. It can be served as a side to any meat. Just a trick regarding the rice, a rice expert once told me that if you rinse your rice in cold water at least three times ...

  2. Mar 8th 2011

    Spanish Rice Bake Haiku: "Yawn, this was boring. I would add alot of stuff. If I made again." I should've known, with all the thumbs-up reviews saying, "I added 'x' seasoning" or "I included ...

  3. Mar 9th 2010

    I made this rice last night and being from Costa Rica, (where we eat rice with just about every meal) the reason why people are experiencing some difficulties with cooking the rice is becaus ...

  4. Jun 11th 2008

    This has become a staple in our home, we have it every 2-3 weeks. I typically try and use brown rice because it's healthier and sometimes use the Asian style chili sauce for its sweetness ( ...

  5. Feb 26th 2007

    Great recipe that I make often!!! I use extra tomatoes instead of chili sauce and add cayenne pepper for a little kick.

  6. Dec 4th 2006

    Delish and easy! I followed the advice of other reviewers and used salsa instead of chili sauce. To make it simpler (with less clean-up), I cooked everything in one pot and served it righ ...

  7. Apr 13th 2006

    I was impressed and thought this was very good!!! My husband however, thought it was too sweet. So next time, I'll omit the brown sugar and reduce the amount of chili sauce by half, replacin ...

  8. Nov 5th 2003

    This is so delicious! I used a 28 oz can of diced tomatoes which worked really well, with the smaller can it was a bit too dry. I used chili powder instead of chili sauce. I have made this r ...

  9. Jan 13th 2002

    I will definitely make this again, but I have a few comments. It is sweet, but that's okay. My rice wasn't done after 30 mins., so I had to add 1/4 cup of water and 10 more mins. of cooking. ...