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My grandmother, who was Mexican taught me how to cook this Spanish rice. Now my son who is 24 and living on his own, makes his own.
Total Time: 20-30 minutes
Yield: 6 or more servings
Source: My grandmother
Do you like Rice-A-Roni? Try my family recipe for it, "Spanish style" with ground beef. I like it, because it's inexpensive to make, and, simply, because it tastes good.
This is my Mother's recipe for Spanish Rice. I have never found a recipe this good. I think it is the milk which is unusual in this dish that makes the difference.
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.
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
This is a frugal and super quick and easy recipe for Spanish rice, like restaurants serve alongside Mexican food.
Combine all ingredients except the 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
Recipe for Paradise Spanish Rice. In large frying pan cook rice and vermicelli in oil till golden. Add all except broth and salsa.
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I make a simple spanish rice:
3/4 cup white rice
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 chopped green pepper
1 tbsp tomato paste
Cook onions and peppers in a saucepan with a little oil until tender. Stir in uncooked rice, 1 and 1/2 cups water, tomato paste, a dash of Worcestershire sauce and chicken bouillion (I use about half a cube). Season with chili powder to taste, add a pinch of parsley. Bring to a boil then cover and reduce heat to low, cooking ten minutes or until rice is tender.
Saute med size chopped onion in olive oil until translucent, add 1 cup white rice stirring until rice is fully covered and translucent. Add salt, pepper, garlic powder and chili powder. Mix and add 1 8oz can of tomato sauce and1 1/2 cups water. Bring to boil, set on low heat covered for 15-20min. I sometimes add a small can of diced tomato with juice, this makes up some of the liquid.
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.
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In a three quart saucepan, saute the onion in oil until soft. Open the pouches of rice and add to the saucepan, saute briefly to coat rice with oil, and toast slightly.
Add the can of broth to the pan, along with the garlic powder and ground cumin. Stir in the chopped tomatoes.
Simmer, stirring occasionally, about 20 minutes, adding water as needed. You may need a little more than the full can of water.
The original recipe I based this on called for 2 tablespoons of chopped onion, a chopped clove of garlic, 1 cup of long grain rice, 2 1/2 cups of chicken or vegetable broth, and 1 cup of chopped canned or fresh tomatoes.
With what I had on hand, I had to make some substitutions, but it worked out well. From a starting idea with a box of frozen chimichangas, I made this rice, heated a can of corn, made a simple lettuce and tomato salad, and instant (fat-free and sugar-free) pudding for dessert. A simple meal, put together while the chimichangas were baking.
|Time:||5 Minutes Preparation Time|
25 Minutes Cooking Time
Source: Improvisation, starting from a base of several similar recipes.
By Susan from South Carolina
All the flavors mix together and just work.
Cook bacon until done. Remove and drain. Saute onion, peppers, and garlic. When browned, add the rice. Brown for a couple minutes, then add bacon, can of tomatoes, and three cans of water for rice, (sometimes I subsitute V8 for 1 can of water). Let the rice simmer until cooked.
|Servings:||6 - 8|
|Time:||25 Minutes Preparation Time|
45 Minutes Cooking Time
Source: My mother used to make this rice for us kids.
By starlene from Lakewood , CA
Brown ground beef in shortening. Add onion, green pepper, brown sugar, and seasoning. Cook 8-10 minutes. Add tomatoes, ketchup and rice. Cover and simmer until rice is tender (about 30-35 minutes), stirring occasionally. Serves 6-8.
By Robin from Washington, IA
Brown ground beef and drain. Add the next 6 ingredients. Cook 9 to 10 minutes. Add tomatoes, ketchup, and rice. Cover and let simmer until rice is done.
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.
Fry bacon and onion together until slightly brown. Add tomatoes, brown sugar. Heat thoroughly, and pour over the hot cooked rice. Mix well and add salt to taste.