Bring the tomatoes, rice and water to a boil, reduce heat and cook for 30 minutes until rice is tender.
Add the 2/3 cup of milk to the tomato/rice mixture. Stir well. Set aside.
Saute green peppers and onions in a little fat until tender abt 15 to 20 minutes.
Saute the ground beef and spices until done about 10 to 15 minutes.
Combine the green pepper/onion mixture and the hamburger. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add to the tomato/rice mixture, bring to heat stirring constantly for 2 to 3 minutes. Serve.
|Servings:||6 to 8|
|Time:||15 Minutes Preparation Time|
30 Minutes Cooking Time
Source: My Mother: Evelyn Mayo Sparks
By Nancy S.
Combine all ingredients EXCEPT instant rice in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil until bouillon cube dissolves. Add rice and stir to combine, then remove from heat, cover, and let rest for 5 or 10 minutes. Fluff with fork or spoon and serve.
This recipe makes about 4 small servings as a side dish, simply double it to make more. You can omit the vegetable oil to make low or no-fat, but the oil seems to help the rice not get sticky.
Thrifty tips: Buy instant rice in bulk at Aldi or similar discount stores, buy jar salsa on the dollar aisle of your grocery store or at Aldi or the Mega Mart. This recipe makes restaurant-style Spanish rice for pennies a serving. Way cheaper than the bag of Spanish rice mix.
|Time:||5 Minutes Preparation Time|
10 Minutes Cooking Time
By Matt from K.C., MO
In large frying pan cook rice and vermicelli in oil till golden. Add all except broth and salsa. Continue to cook for 3 minutes. Now add broth. Simmer about 17 minutes. Once rice is cooked add salsa and heat for 1 min.
By LRP from LOWELL, MASS
In large skillet, put onion, green pepper, garlic, rice and hamburger. Stir over high heat until lightly browned. Add the tomato sauce and remaining ingredients except cheese. Mix well and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer 25 minutes. Sprinkle cheese over top just before serving. Makes 6 servings.
By Robin from Washington, Ia
I'm looking for a recipe for Spanish rice.
Mine is even easier and have been making it forever.1 cup white rice. Saute in one tablespoon of whatever you like, butter, margarine, oil or olive oil. It doesn't really matter Saute for 1-2 minutes add 1 can Rotel original and 1 3/4 cups water. If you want it very spicy try hot Rotel or mild for little a spice. Bring to boil and simmer for 20 min. Perfect every time.
Serves about 4 to 6
Source: Sent by friend.
By Connie from Cotter, AR
One of our favorite slam-together suppers is my mom's recipe for Spanish Rice.
Brown 1 lb (more or less) ground beef or turkey. Chop a medium onion and add to beef.
Simmer until the vegetables are nice and tender and add 2-3 cups COLD cooked rice and heat to simmer stage. Hot rice just goes to mush and just isn't very nice.
This serves 4-6 hungry people with a salad and some bread and butter.
By Margie from Mount Vernon, Oh
I have a recipe I came up with myself. I love Spanish rice but can't ever seem to make it like restaurants do. So here's what I do.
In a two cup measuring jar pour in 1 cup of salsa, then 1 cup of chicken broth.
Saute your chopped onion in butter on med high heat until it's slightly soft.
Add the salsa / chicken broth mixture, tomato sauce, and bring to a boil. Add rice, cover, remove from heat and let sit for 20-30 minutes or until the rice is nice and fluffy. Makes about 4 servings of rice.
In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the beef, onion, and green pepper, cooking until the meat is browned; drain liquid. Stir in remaining ingredients; reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes or until rice is tender.
Note: For a lighter touch, you can substitute ground turkey or veal for the beef.
By cookiemom1 from Gilmer, TX
By Robin from Washington, IA
Brown ground beef in shortening. Add onion, green pepper, brown sugar, and seasoning. Cook 8-10 minutes. Add tomatoes, ketchup and rice.
All the flavors mix together and just work. Cook bacon until done. Remove and drain. Saute onion, peppers, and garlic.
There are a lot of quick and easy recipes for Spanish Rice, but last night I was in a hurry, and had to improvise quite a bit. This is what I came up with.