Spanish Rice Skillet Meal

Looking for a hearty Spanish dinner? Then try this skillet meal made using Old El Paso® Rice and burger crumbles - ready in 35 minutes.
Prep 10 Minutes
Total Time 35 Minutes
Servings 2

Ingredient List

  • 1 (7.6-oz.) pkg. Old El Paso™ Spanish Rice
  • 1 cup frozen soy-protein burger crumbles (from 12-oz. pkg.)
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon margarine or butter
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 oz. (1/2 cup) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
Recipe Continues Below


  1. In medium skillet or saucepan, combine rice, contents of seasoning mix packet, frozen protein crumbles, water, margarine and tomato paste; stir until well mixed. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 20 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat; uncover. Sprinkle cheese over top. Let stand 5 to 10 minutes or until moisture is absorbed and cheese is melted.

Expert Tips

  • One-half pound of browned lean ground beef can be used in place of Harvest Burgers.
  • To spice up this recipe, use pepper Jack cheese in place of the Monterey Jack cheese.
  • To transform this recipe into a quick hand-held supper, roll the cooked rice mixture in soft flour tortillas.


  • 1 3/4 Cups Calories 600 (Calories from Fat 140);  Total Fat 16g (Saturated Fat 6g);  Cholesterol 25mg;  Sodium 1730mg;  Total Carbohydrate 91g (Dietary Fiber 6g ,Sugars 4g);  Protein 24g
  • % Daily Value: Vitamin A 20%;  Vitamin C 15%;  Calcium 40%;  Iron 35%
  • Exchanges: 6 Starch;  6 Other Carbohydrate;  1 Lean Meat;  1 1/2 Fat
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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