Easy Spanish Rice

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 177.5
  • Total Fat: 6.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 26.1 mg
  • Sodium: 156.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 19.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.3 g
  • Protein: 9.1 g

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Introduction

My mother always made this recipe and I still do. It is one of our families favorite main dish meals. Great with fresh corn tortillas warmed. My mother always made this recipe and I still do. It is one of our families favorite main dish meals. Great with fresh corn tortillas warmed.
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    1/2 lb of lean ground beef
    2 cups rice (jasmine is best)
    1/2 cup green pepper, chopped
    1/2 cup sweet onion, chopped
    1 tsp garlic, chopped
    1 reg can of petite diced tomatoes (I have used fresh when I can get good ones)
    2 tsp Cholula Chili Lime Seasoning
    1/2 tsp cumin, ground (optional)
    2 cups water (beef broth can also be used)

Directions

1. Brown ground beef adding chopped green pepper, onion, garlic and cumin (optional). When done add uncooked rice to pan (I use a dutch oven) and brown for a minute.
2. Drain the canned tomatoes into measuring cup and finish filling cup with water or broth to equal 2 cups fluid. Add tomatoes to meat, vegetable and rice mixture in pan.
3. Add chili lime seasoning then pour the 2 cups fluid into pan.
4. Bring to a boil then lower temp to simmer until rice is done (approx 30 minutes but check directions on your rice package).
5. Stir and serve.

Serves 6 or more.

This dish is even better the next day and freezes well. Great served with a salad and warmed tortillas. You can make it your own by adding corn, black beans or any other vegetable you like. The calories will still be very low.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user DAKOTATURTLE.

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