California-Style Spanish Rice Recipe
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California-Style Spanish Rice Recipe

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Back in the 1920s, my great-aunt Mable lived with her four children in an old World War I army tent. She had to be creative in her cooking, and this was one dish she relied on.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 50 min.
MAKES:8-10 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 50 min.
MAKES: 8-10 servings


  • 4 bacon strips, diced
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) beef broth
  • 1 cup diced green pepper
  • 1 cup diced sweet red pepper
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 170 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 291 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, cook bacon until crisp; remove to paper towels. Drain, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings. In the drippings, saute onion until tender. Remove and set aside.
  2. In a small skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add rice; cook and stir until golden brown. Reduce heat; stir in broth. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Stir in the bacon, onion, peppers and tomatoes. Cover and simmer 25-30 minutes longer or until rice is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as California-Style Spanish Rice in Country Extra July 2005, p51

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