Solita’s Spanish Rice

Fluffy rice, tender chicken, slightly crunchy peppers and onions and a little zing of lemon!

Solita's Spanish Rice and Spinach

I once had a friend named Solita who made the BEST spanish rice.  She is still my friend on Facebook but sadly, many miles between us have stopped the weekly interaction we once had. Quite a few years ago she wanted to make a dinner for us and asked what I would like her to make.  There was no question in my mind–her spanish rice!  I asked her if I could come and watch her make it so I could learn to do it for my family.  She so sweetly showed me just how she did it.  I don’t think mine has ever tasted quite as good as hers somehow but I carefully took notes and have made it many times since then.  Now I want to share it with you.  It is just the right combination of fluffy rice, tender chicken, slightly crunchy peppers and onion and a little zing of lemon.  Mmm!

Start the rice first and by the time it is finished cooking, you can have the chicken and vegetables mostly ready. This takes less than 30 minutes to have ready.  It is great with a salad or a green vegetable but very good and totally satisfying on its own too.  

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Solita's Spanish Rice
Fluffy rice, tender chicken, slightly crunchy peppers and onions and a little zing of lemon!
Solita's Spanish Rice
Course Chicken, Main Dish
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Chicken, Main Dish
Servings
people
Ingredients
Solita's Spanish Rice
Instructions
  1. Gather ingredients
    Ingredients
  2. Bring rice, onion, butter, salt and water to boil and then cook on low for 15 minutes or until water is absorbed and rice is tender.
    Cooking rice
  3. While rice is cooking, squeeze lemon juice into a small bowl.
    Making lemon juice
  4. Cut chicken into bite sized pieces and add to lemon juice. Add salt. Coat the chicken well.
    chicken in lemon juice
  5. Scoop chicken from lemon juice with a slotted spoon and cook chicken in olive oil at about 350* until no longer pink. Discard any leftover lemon juice.
    cooking chicken in olive oil
  6. Add the peppers, onions and tomatoes to chicken.
    adding tomatoes, peppers and onions
  7. Cook together until vegetables are softened.
    cooking chicken and vegetables
  8. Add the cooked rice to skillet.
    Rice added to chicken and vegetables
  9. Combine rice with chicken and vegetables well and serve.
    Sitring
Recipe Notes

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