Spanish Rice, Upstate NY Style

Jane Whittaker

By
@janenov46

This seems to be a regional dish. Where I am from every Mom and Pop diner feature this from time to time. We don't have a single Spanish person there that I am aware of, so for me this is a surprising dish for the area.
This is another dish I always do when the kids come home for the holidays because it's quick, easy, and you can make up a big batch to feed everyone with very little effort.


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Serves:
10
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
40 Min

Ingredients

2 c
long grained, white rice, uncooked
1 large
onion, diced
1 large
green pepper, diced
1 Tbsp
olive oil
2 Tbsp
minced garlic from jar (time saver)
1 1/2 lb
ground beef, or ground chuck
6 oz
tomato paste
1 qt
diced tomatoes
1 tsp
cumin
2 c
beef broth
1 tsp
beef base
1/2 tsp
each salt and black pepper
1/4 tsp
crushed red pepper
8 slice
pepper jack cheese

Step-By-Step

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1Cook the rice according to package directions while you are making the sauce. I use my rice cooker for this.

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2Saute the onion and green pepper in olive oil until onion is translucent, add the garlic and cook a minute more.

3Add the hamburg and continue to cook until no longer pink. Don't drain.

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4Add all the rest of the ingredients except the pepper jack cheese.

5Simmer 15 minutes, then add cooked rice.

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65 minutes before you take out of the oven, place the pepper jack cheese around the outside of the Spanish Rice.

7Pour into a casserole sprayed with non stick spray.

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8Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30 minutes, or until starting to brown and all bubbly.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Rice Sides
Other Tag: Quick & Easy