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
- 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.
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.
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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.
Feb 19, 2018
I just loved this recipe - I made it just as it was written and loved it. East to add more spices if you wish but I wouldn't change a thing (maybe a bit of cayenne). This will definitely be a new favorite!
Sep 12, 2017
We really liked this recipe. I have all the ingredients on hand and it was a quick, nutritious meal. I will definitely make this meal again!! (I would probably add a bit more salt, though.)
Aug 10, 2017
I grew up with this recipe. It good like it is but to much tomatoes.
Aug 9, 2017
.My Mom's Spanish rice also loved..eliminate cumin..add a dash of cinnamon and. teaspoon of mustard..yiummy!
Apr 1, 2017
Delicious, super fast recipe. Made it for my mom to serve to company. Course, I had to taste it to make sure it was good...you betcha!!! I used tri-color bell pepper instead of green, and added a touch of crushed red pepper. Passed grated cheese at the table. She used leftovers as a base for a frittata!!
Aug 15, 2016
It tasted very bland, like it was missing something, maybe more salt or more of the seasonings. I followed the recipe but I didn't like it.
May 17, 2016
This is similar to my recipe only I fry bacon, cook the hamburger and veggies in the bacon fat, stir in crumbled bacon at the end. I use this mixture in my stuffed cabbage and stuffed peppers. Delicious.
Dec 3, 2014
This recipe is outstanding! It was quick and easy to make and tasted absolutely delicious. I can't wait to make it again!