hearty spanish rice

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By Becca Balk
from Lebanon, OR

Another family favourite, goes great with enchiladas or tacos. I frequently add frozen mixed vegetables (to the rice just before step 3.) If you don't have or don't want the bacon, no worries. Just use a couple Tablespoons of shortening or butter to cook the onion, garlic and rice. Recipe can be easily doubled for a larger gathering.

serves 6 - 8
prep time 15 Min
cook time 40 Min

Ingredients For hearty spanish rice

  • 4 - 8 slice
    bacon
  • 1 md
    onion, diced
  • 1 - 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 c
    uncooked long grain rice
  • 1
    28-oz. can tomatoes, diced, undrained
  • 1
    8-oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 c
    water
  • 1 Tbsp
    chili powder
  • 1
    4-oz. can diced green chile peppers
  • 1 Tbsp
    brown sugar
  • 1 - 2 tsp
    worchestershire sauce
  • several dashes of bottled hot sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • grated cheddar cheese
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How To Make hearty spanish rice

  • 1
    In a large skillet, cook the bacon, reserving bacon fat. Drain on paper towels and crumble; set aside. Saute the onion and garlic in the reserved fat until onion is translucent.
  • 2
    Add the uncooked rice to the bacon fat/onion mixture in the skillet. Cook, stirring, several minutes.
  • 3
    Stir in the canned tomatoes, tomato sauce, water, green chile, chili powder, brown sugar, worchestershire sauce, hot sauce, salt and pepper. Bring to boiling, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat.
  • 4
    Cover and simmer on low heat until rice is tender and the liquid is absorbed, about 20-30 mins. Top with grated cheese and crumbled bacon.

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