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Nutrition information
Serving: 1/6 of recipe (460 grams)
Servings per recipe: 6
Calories: 481 (72 from fat)
Cholesterol: 73 milligrams
Fat: 8 grams (3 saturated fat, 0 trans fats)
Protein: 34 grams
Sodium: 171 milligrams 
Total carbohydrate: 67 grams (5 fiber, 
10 sugars)

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Spanish rice

This meal for six proves that low-sodium doesn't mean low-taste. It's flavored with low- or no-salt products that can be found in most grocery stores.


3 slices low-sodium bacon
1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
1/2 medium onion, diced
1 stalk celery, diced
2 cups Minute RiceĀ®, white, uncooked
2 cups water
3/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 small green bell pepper, diced
1 (14.5 oz.) can no-salt stewed tomatoes
2 (8 oz.) cans no-salt tomato sauce
1 (6 oz.) can no-salt tomato paste
2 beef bouillon cubes (low-sodium)
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Fry the bacon and crumble.
  2. In a large skillet, cook the onions and ground beef until the meat is browned. Pour off the fat.
  3. Mix the bacon and the rest of the ingredients into the meat mixture.
  4. Cover and simmer over medium heat for about 30 minutes.
  5. Stir occasionally. You may want to add more water if the rice is too thick.


Source: Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Your Guide to Sodium Content in Foods, nutr-ahc-93416 (7/04)

First published: 07/01/2004
Last updated: 10/08/2010

Reviewed by: Allina Health's Patient Education Department