Monday, June 4, 2012

Spanish Rice

One of my previous posts had Pork Chops baked with Spanish Rice.  In this recipe I add ground beef to the rice and it is cooked on the stove top. It is a quick and economical recipe that can be served as a main course.  This version is an old stand by and can serve 4 - 6.

Spanish Rice with Ground Beef

1 pound ground beef - I prefer 80/20 or 85/15
1/2 of white onion diced

Preheat a pan and add 2 tablespoons of EVOO. Add the meat and onion and brown.  Pour off any excess grease or oil and then add

1 envelope of Taco Seasoning - stir to coat the meat and onion and let it cook for for a minute or two.  Then add

1 cup of uncooked white rice
1 can of diced tomatoes
 5 cups of water or broth.

Stir all of this in and bring to boil. The liquid will deglaze the pan. Turn down the heat to low and cook over low heat for 40 minutes or until the rice is cooked.  Check half way through and stir the rice so it does not stick and burn.  Recover the pan and cook the rest of the time.

Once the rice is tender check for seasoning.  Serve with a nice green salad and a vegetable.

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