Spanish Rice With Ham is an excellent side dish but also works well as a main dish.
In a large saucepan melt butter over medium heat. Saute green pepper until crisp-tender.
Stir in ham, undrained stewed tomatoes, tomato juice, peas, and water. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in instant rice. Cover and let stand about 5 minutes or until rice is tender.