Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins

i received this recipe in my email, and it cooked up perfectly. i thought i'd share it with you.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a sauce pan that has a tight fitting cover, melt the butter and sauté the onions until soft.
  2. Add the rice and stir to coat the rice with butter, then add the tomato juice, hot water, bouillon cubes, pepper sauce, chili powder, and black pepper.
  3. Stir to dissolve the bouillon cubes and bring to a boil.
  4. Once the liquid reaches a boil, reduce heat to its lowest setting, cover and go away for 25 minutes.
  5. Do not stir, do not look under the lid.
  6. Once your timer goes off, remove the pan from the heat, lift the lid off quickly and throw in the tomatoes and chopped peppers and put the lid back on quickly.
  7. Do not stir, do not taste.
  8. Allow the rice to steam in the pan for 20 more minutes.
  9. serve.


Most Helpful

This is a good base, we think, but if we make it again we will make a few adjustments such as adding minced garlic, cooking the veggies with it to start with (they were a little under-done). We also had to add more water to get the rice completely done, but it still wasn't completely tender. We have saved it to try again!

CandyTX August 19, 2006

This was a lovely color, and smelled nice, but the chili powder taste was a bit too prevalent. Next time I will only use 1 tsp of the chili powder. Overall, the dish has a nice presentation and flavor. Thank you for posting.

Kay D. May 27, 2005

This was very savoury and really nice. Love the colour too! I used Maggi vegetable broth with onions as a substitute for the chicken broth{since I'm a vegetarian and so is dear dad}. We loved it! Thank you, Auntie Chia, for posting!

Charishma_Ramchandani July 24, 2004

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