Spanish Rice Recipe

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Categories: Beef, Rice, Side Dish, Spanish

Submitted By: Treva from Dousman.

Spanish Rice Notes

This recipe comes to us courtesy of the "Spice of Life Cookbook" by Treva Davis (no longer in print).

  • 1 pound extra lean ground beef
  • 1 cup onion, chopped (1 large)
  • 1 cup green bell pepper, chopped (1 Large)
  • 3 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon Hungarian sweet paprika
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons chili powder (no salt added)
  • 4 tablespoon no salt ketchup
  • 3 1/2 cups cooked white rice
  • 2 cups no salt tomato sauce
  • 1 5.5 ounce can low sodium V8 vegetable juice
  • 2 cups no salt stewed tomatoes
Serves / Yields

Makes Six 2 Cup Servings

Preparation Instructions

In a medium skillet brown meat, onion and green pepper until meat is no longer pink. Turn off heat and drain meat juices. Wipe fat from skillet with paper towels. If desired wash meat by placing in a sieve and running hot water through it.

Add meat mixture and remaining ingredients to 4 quart sauce pan. Cover and simmer on low heat 40 minutes.

The slow cooking allows the flavor to blend and green pepper and onion to become tender. In fact, this will actually taste better the next day, as do many casserole or combination dishes.

Helpful Hints

This recipe also may be used to stuff cabbage, peppers or your face.

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Granulated Onion, White or Toasted
White, in a glass jar
In a 1/2 cup shaker jar, net wt. 2.5 oz.
Garlic Powders, Granulated, Roasted or Very Fine Powder
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In a 1/2 cup shaker jar, net wt. 3 oz.
Indian Cumin Seed, Whole Or Ground
Ground, in a glass shaker jar
1/2 cup shaker jar, net wt. 2.25 oz.
Hungarian Sweet Paprika
Ground, in a glass shaker jar
1/2 cup shaker jar, net wt. 2.5 oz.
Chili Powder, Mild, Medium, Or Hot
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Angela W. Said:
        I personally have sampled Treva Davis" spanish rice recipe on several occasions. She has a knack for Throwing together an array of leftovers, which were left behind by her grandkids, and turned into a delicious meal! 

Make it Again? Angela W. would make this recipe again.