My version of Spanish Rice that's quick, inexpensive and good.

Mark

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
50 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring the water to a boil in a saucepan with a lid, sprinkle in the rice, stir in the salt, and cover. Reduce heat and simmer until the rice is tender and the liquid has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes.

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  • Place the ground beef in a skillet with a lid, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and brown over medium heat, breaking it up as it cooks, until the meat is crumbly and no longer pink inside, about 10 minutes. Remove the beef and skim off most of the fat from the skillet, leaving about 2 teaspoons. Stir the onion and bell pepper into the skillet with the reserved drippings, and cook and stir until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes.

  • Scoop the cooked rice into the skillet, stir to break up the rice, and pour in the tomatoes and cooked ground beef. Stir everything together, cover, and cook over low heat until the flavors have blended and the dish is hot, about 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

417 calories; protein 31.4g 63% DV; carbohydrates 25.4g 8% DV; fat 20.3g 31% DV; cholesterol 103.4mg 35% DV; sodium 537.3mg 22% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2012
Terrific! Since I don't like Rotel tomatoes I used salsa and sprinkled cheddar cheese on top and baked until cheese was melted. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/19/2013
Kind of bland really. I sauteed to beef with onions & peppers and made to rice with beef broth. I used plenty of salt and pepper but it needed seasoning. The spicy tomatoes did give some flavor but definitely not enough! Read More
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9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2012
Terrific! Since I don't like Rotel tomatoes I used salsa and sprinkled cheddar cheese on top and baked until cheese was melted. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2011
Good and Quick! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2013
I went about this a bit differently. I sauteed my onions in a heavy bottom sauce pan and added my meat in this case Johnsonville Sweet Italian sausage which I removed from the casing and cooked them together until the sausage was almost cooked. I added the rice the tomatoes undrained and 1/2 cup of water stirred it all together and allowed it to come to a boil then reduced the heat and let it simmer until all the liquid absorbed. Just before serving I added my diced green pepper. Super easy great flavor and a fun twist on Spanish rice. Thanks Mark! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/19/2013
Kind of bland really. I sauteed to beef with onions & peppers and made to rice with beef broth. I used plenty of salt and pepper but it needed seasoning. The spicy tomatoes did give some flavor but definitely not enough! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/08/2012
This was okay. Probably won't make again. Just a little plain to me. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2015
We added a clove of garlic to the onions and peppers (mixture of green/yellow/red) after draining the meat along with about 1/4t of oregano. Added the tomatos and about 1C frozen corn along with the water and rice to cook the rice in with the beef mixture. After the rice was done stirred in about 1C cheddar cheese. Delicious and flavorful. Read More
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