Spanish Rice, Pronto

Need a dinner recipe that is both fast and flavorful? Our Spanish Rice, Pronto is cooked in sautéed vegetables and is ready in 15 minutes, or less.

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Cooking time PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 10 mins
Servings SERVES 4-6
Ready in TOTAL TIME 15 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 10 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 15 mins


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 medium green bell pepper, diced
  • 2 cups Minute® White Rice
  • 1can (8 oz) tomato sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp prepared mustard (optional)
  • Chopped cilantro and lime wedges (optional)


  • Pronto, meaning “quickly” or “soon” in Spanish, is part of this Spanish Rice, Pronto recipe because it is just that, fast to cook! Make sure to use our Minute® Instant White Rice so this comes together in minutes.

    Step 1

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

    Step 2

  • Add the onions and green peppers. Cook and stir until lightly browned.

    Step 3

  • Add rice, tomato sauce, water, salt, pepper and mustard powder, if desired.  Stir well and bring to a boil.

    Step 4

  • Cover tightly and simmer for 5 minutes.

    Step 5

  • Serve with chopped cilantro and lime wedges, if desired.

Pronto, Please

This quick and easy recipe gets its namesake from the Spanish word “pronto”, meaning “quickly” or “soon.” Although this recipe is quick, by no means does it lack flavor! There’s no need for fast food when you can make a quality dinner this quickly. This savory dish can be used as a delicious side or a main meal by adding crumbled bacon, cooked ground beef or shredded chicken.

This savory one-skillet dish starts by cooking chopped vegetables in olive oil, then adding the rice and other ingredients to cook together. You’ll love the way these bold flavors perfectly complement each other for a colorful, vibrant and delicious dish.

Naturally vegetarian and vegan, for extra delicious taste, try adding in vegetable broth in place of water.

More Spanish Recipe

Love the taste of this Spanish rice recipe? Why not try a few other simple dishes inspired by the Mediterranean country like a Chicken and Rice Bowl with Manchego cheese or a tasty Quick and Easy Paella. If you’ve never made a homemade paella before, it’s quite similar to a Southern Easy Red Beans and Rice recipe. No matter what you decide to make, let Minute® Rice help you along the way! Looking for some more dinner ideas? Try our: Cheesy chicken rice.

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