Grandma's Spanish Rice

Grandma's Spanish Rice Recipe

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Candace Lemings


My grandfather (who is actually my mom's step-father) is of Latino ethnic background, so naturally my grandmother learned some Latino recipes, then she tweaked them to make them her own. This is one of the favorites!


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~ 8 to 10
1 Hr
Stove Top


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1 lb
fresh or frozen shrimp, peeled, de-veined
4 slice
1 Tbsp
cooking oil (optional)
1 small
onion, minced
green bell pepper, diced
1 (16oz) can(s)
stewed tomatoes
1 (8oz) can(s)
tomato sauce
1/2 tsp
basil, dried or fresh
1/2 tsp
chili powder
1/2 tsp
oregano, dried or fresh
1/2 tsp
1/4 tsp
black pepper
2 c
chicken bouillon
1 c
long grain rice, uncooked

How to Make Grandma's Spanish Rice


  • 1Rinse and drain shrimp. Set aside.
  • 2In large skillet, fry bacon till almost crisp; crumble and set aside.
  • 3Using the bacon grease, or cooking oil if preferred, begin cooking the rice, onion, and bell pepper until onions become clear.
  • 4Add bacon, tomatoes, sauce and seasonings; stirring well.
  • 5Add bouillon. Cover and cook until rice is almost done.
  • 6Add shrimp and cook, stirring frequently until rice and shrimp are both done.

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About Grandma's Spanish Rice

Course/Dish: Rice Sides
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: Spanish
Other Tag: Heirloom
Hashtag: #shrimp

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