Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

This "kicked up" rice dish is a family favorite. If you have some saffron threads, add in a good pinch for even extra flavor. Make certain to use only converted rice for this recipe. If you do not like it spicy then use only a pinch or omit completely.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a oven-proof Dutch oven or a large frypan with an oven proof tight fitting lid, melt the butter.
  2. Saute the onions, garlic, celery and green pepper until soft (about 4-5 minutes).
  3. Add in the converted rice and mix with a wooden spoon for about 3 minutes.
  4. Carefully add in the chicken broth and diced tomatoes (with juice) along with all the remaining ingredients; stir to combine, and simmer on top of the stove on low heat for 5-6 minutes (just long enough for the mixture to boil).
  5. Set oven to 350 degrees.
  6. Cover with an oven-proof tight fitting lid and place in oven to cook for about 30-35 minutes or until the rice is at desired tenderness.
  7. Fluff with a fork.
  8. Delicious!
Most Helpful

This was great. I love olives, and I just left them whole; so if some one doesn't like them, they can just pick them out and give them to ME! I put in a teaspoon of red chili powder, which made it nice and spicy, and sauteed chicken chunks (until done and browned) in with the onions and green peppers, making it a one dish meal. Makes a lot so you have leftovers. I didn't have converted rice; used medium grain rice. Cooking time was fine; it is stickier than it would be with the converted.

vap November 21, 2015

Very very good. I fixed this with Kittencalskichen Chicken Enchiladas#170684 and they made for a wonderful Mexican meal. I didn't have any green olives (used them the other night for martinis) but followed the rest of the instructions. Definately a favorite. (Oh yes, I did cut this in half but we still had enough for leftovers). Thank you for a wonderful dish. Made for Think Pink Awareness 2010.

mama smurf October 08, 2010

Excellent recipe, very tasty and simple. I'm not a huge green olive fan so I will cut it in half next time. I made this with my own carne asada recipe and it was a terrific dinner. Thanks Kit for posting it.

Big LeeH May 10, 2010