Mom’s Spanish Rice
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 20 min.
- 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1 medium green pepper, chopped
- 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) no-salt-added diced tomatoes, drained
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2-2/3 cups cooked brown rice
- Chopped green onions, optional
- In a large skillet, cook beef, onion and pepper over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until beef is no longer pink and onion is tender, breaking up beef into crumbles; drain.
- Stir in tomato sauce, tomatoes and seasonings; bring to a boil. Add rice; heat through, stirring occasionally. Garnish with green onions, if desired.
Nutrition Facts1-1/2 cups: 408 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 71mg cholesterol, 727mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 6g fiber), 28g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 2 vegetable.
Apr 26, 2020
This is my second time making this recipe. The first time I followed the recipe exactly and it was delicious. I would have done the same again but was out of regular diced tomatoes. I had a 10 ounce can of Rotel diced tomatoes, so I used that. To make up for the other 5 ounces of diced tomatoes, I used a half cup of mild salsa. Oh my, it was delicious! I highly recommend this recipe as written and as revised. We like spicy, so these substitutions were perfect for us. Thanks, Joan. This is another winning recipe. Lynne
Feb 23, 2020
Good, but made some changes next time. We skipped most of the green pepper, added smoked paprika, more chili powder, Instead of diced tomatoes, added tomato juice to the burger mix, bring to boil, added the rice to cook in that. At the end, stirred in some crumbled bacon and fresh salsa
May 25, 2019
In all fairness...depending on the device you use to view...some ingredients are off the screen when selecting Read Recipe button...the ingredients after an ad....
Apr 7, 2019
This is a good recipe but there isn't a lot of pizzazz in it either. I used ground turkey rather than ground beef. It turned out pretty good but it wasn't great. The next time I make it, I will substitute a can of Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies for the standard diced tomatoes. I think this would be good with some diced up chicken instead of the ground beef too..
Feb 24, 2019
Luther41 2 and 2/3 cups cooked rice seems very reasonable for this recipe.
Feb 23, 2019
Tr y reading the last ingredient in the recipe. It says 2 2/3 cups of rice.
Jan 10, 2019
How much rice is added?
Jan 9, 2019
I'd love to try this recipe. How much rice? I dont see it listed. Pre cooked? O
Jan 9, 2019
I made this a tad different as I had NO tomato sauce so I just threw in a can of Rotel Chili Fixin's[LOVE that stuff] and I swear that I never had it so good!! My neighbor came by to being me something
Feb 23, 2018
Our family really enjoyed this recipe as written! But, next time I'm going to substitute a 10 oz. can of diced tomatoes with green chilies with 1/2 cup of V8 juice for the canned tomatoes just for a bit of additional flavor. And, because my family loves bacon, I might follow the suggestion of several other reviewers & add 1/2 lb. of fried bacon in addition to the hamburger. I remember my mom making Spanish rice that way, too. A couple of family members topped their servings with crushed tortilla chips, too. I'd have tried Fritos, but we didn't have any in the house. The basic recipe is so easy for each person to adapt to their tastes. For me, that's makes it even more of a "keeper"! It will be fun to come up with many different variations.