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easy old fashion spanish rice-connie's

Recipe by
Connie Ottman
Orlando, FL

The origination of this recipe is unknown. What I do know is that my family has been tweaking this for years. This is the version my family uses and it's wonderful. Easy to make, one pan dish that's a highlight of any meal. Enjoy!

yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For easy old fashion spanish rice-connie's

  • 1/2 c
    green pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1/4 c
    onion, chopped
  • 1 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried basil, crushed
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried rosemary, crushed
  • 2 Tbsp
    bacon grease (olive oil or cooking oil could also be used instead)
  • 2 c
    chicken sock or broth
  • 1 c
    regular white rice
  • 1 c
    tomato, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/8 tsp
    black pepper
  • fresh parley for garnish
  • sour cream for topping (if desired, we don't use it very much)

How To Make easy old fashion spanish rice-connie's

  • 1
    In a large skillet with a lid,, cook green pepper, onion, garlic, basil, and rosemary in bacon grease or substitute until veggies are tender.
  • 2
    Stir in chicken stock.
  • 3
    Add rice, tomato, salt, and pepper to pan.
  • 4
    Cook, covered, over low heat until rice is done (about 20 minutes).
  • 5
    Fluff rice mixture and garnish with parsley. Top with a dab of sour cream if desired.
  • 6