Hearty Spanish Rice

Becca Balk


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.


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6 - 8
15 Min
40 Min


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4 - 8 slice
1 medium
onion, diced
1 - 2 clove
garlic, minced
1 c
uncooked long grain rice
28-oz. can tomatoes, diced, undrained
8-oz can tomato sauce
1 c
1 Tbsp
chili powder
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

How to Make Hearty Spanish Rice


  • 1In 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.
  • 2Add the uncooked rice to the bacon fat/onion mixture in the skillet. Cook, stirring, several minutes.
  • 3Stir 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.
  • 4Cover 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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About Hearty Spanish Rice

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

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