Spanish Rice

Spanish Rice

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Melanie B62


I have no idea how this got its name but that is what we always called it. It is a very simple recipe that can be changed by seasonings. As a kid we just used salt and pepper but now I use chili powder, garlic, and anything else that sounds good.


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20 Min
45 Min


  • 2 c
  • 1 1/2 lb
    ground peef
  • 1 c
    celery, chopped
  • 1
  • ·
    salt and seasoning to taste
  • 1 qt
    tomato juice or 1 can tomato soup and 1 can water

How to Make Spanish Rice


  1. In a sauce pan boil rice in 6 cups water for 10 min. Drain off excess water. It will finish cooking in the oven.
  2. Brown ground beef with onion and celery. Add seasoning. If the burger is a little pink it will finish cooking in the oven.
  3. Combine drained rice and ground beef mixture and pour in a greased casserole. It will expand so use a large enough dish. Pour tomato juice or tomato soup mixed with water over mixture. Bake covered at 350 degrees for 30 min. Check and if there seems to have a lot of liquid left uncover and bake another 15 min. If the liquid is gone check if the rice is done. If it isn't add 1/2 cup of water or tomato juice and bake 15 more min.

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About Spanish Rice

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: American

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