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Spanish Rice

Russ Myers


Is leftover rice taking up refrigerator space? Try this colorful dish.

★★★★★ 1 vote
8 Servings
15 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


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1 Tbsp
canola or vegetable oil
1 small
onion, chopped
1/2 medium
green pepper, chopped (optional)
1 lb
lean ground beef
1 tsp
1/4 tsp
black pepper
1 Tbsp
prepared mustard
2 Tbsp
1 Tbsp
worcestershire sauce
3 c
cooked rice
1 can(s)
(28 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained

How to Make Spanish Rice


  • 1Tip #1
    Rice secret #1, is in NOT STIRRING. It kind of goes against what feels natural, but it makes all the difference. Not stirring allows the rice to cook without getting mushy.

    Tip #2
    Rice secret #2
    Sauteing the dry rice in oil prior to adding the liquid also makes all the difference.
  • 2In a large pan or skillet, saute onion and green pepper in the oil until soft.

    Add ground beef and seasonings, stirring until meat loses its pink color.
  • 3Stir in the cooked rice, tomatoes, catsup, and Worcestershire sauce.

    Mix thoroughly
  • 4Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 15 minutes.
  • 5Garnish with chopped cilantro and shredded cheddar cheese, if desired.

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About Spanish Rice

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: American

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