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Spanish Rice Dinner Recipe

Spanish Rice Dinner Recipe

"Spanish Rice Dinner has been a family favorite since I discovered it in our church cookbook," says field editor Jeri Dobrowski of Beach, North Dakota. "I always have the ingredients on hand, and it reheats very well in the microwave."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 20 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1-1/2 cups cooked long grain rice
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) cut green beans, drained
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce


  • 1. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5-10 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 319 calories, 10 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 1,197 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 23 g protein.

Reviews for Spanish Rice Dinner

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Reviewed Nov. 5, 2012

"This was a unique recipe for a rice dish. I liked the addition of the green beans. The rice was moist and not dry. The dish had a strong taste of stewed tomatoes. It was the prominent flavor, and I am not sure I liked that. I may make this recipe again, but it's not something I would make frequently."

Reviewed Apr. 23, 2012

"For a super quick meal (I had some cooked rice in the refrigerator) this was very tasty. I liked the little bit of sweetness, and it had a good flavor without being overly seasoned. I'll definitely make it again!"

Reviewed Aug. 1, 2010

"This recipe was delicious just the way it is. I had thought I would leave out the beans at first, but changed my mind and left them in. Glad I did. It was great. Always looking for something different to do with ground beef."

Reviewed Apr. 24, 2010

"I liked it. I used white rice instead of the long grain rice. I also added a little salasa and maybe a 1/4 cup of water to the recipe. I added a little extra garlic. I also used 1 TB of worcestireshire sauce instead of 1tsp. And last, I used 1/2 a can of green beans and 1/2 can corn. I'd make it again. It was pretty good and filling."

Reviewed Jan. 29, 2010

"This is sooo good! We have it at least once a month. I've seen many recipes for Spanish Rice, and I think of this as more of a casserole. I'm Spanish, and Spanish rice is yellow (saffron), sometimes with peas, carrots & onions, and it is a side dish. This recipe is more of a paella variation, to me. Regardless, my family loves casseroles, and this fits the bill. The only change I made was to up the Worcestershire sauce to 1 tablespoon. Great "comfort" food!"

Reviewed Nov. 6, 2009

"I make spanish rice all the time,never have I put green beans in it,always corn.I always use a good salsa in place of all the tomatos and sauce,has all the seasonings and spices in it,cup salsa and cup water to make sauce."

Reviewed May. 12, 2009

"This is a great dish that even my pickiest eaters will eat. I do omit the sugar and add a little extra rice and beef broth to the mix - it's excellent!!!"

Reviewed May. 18, 2008

"This dish is better when you substitute canned sweet corn for the green beans and add green bell pepper to this recipe."

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