Growing up my mom made a version of Spanish Rice that was hearty enough that it stood on it’s own as a main dish. During a visit a few years ago after missing her cooking desperately, I watched her prepare it and jotted down the recipe. (Don’t worry, I checked with my mom and she’s totally on board with sharing with you!) I embellished the plating a bit, but the rice is the same yummy deliciousness from growing up.

Spanish Rice

Debbie’s Spanish Rice
1 lb lean ground beef or ground turkey
1.5 cups uncooked rice
1 can tomato sauce (15oz)
1 can diced tomatoes (15oz)
1 bell pepper, diced
1 small onion, diced
2 Tbsp chili powder
1 Tbspgarlic salt
3 cups of water

Brown ground beef or ground turkey in a large pot. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cook on high until liquid boils. Reduce heat to a simmer and cover. Cook for 20 minutes until rice in tender.

Serving Suggestion (pictured above): Serve rice on a bed of fresh spinach with a side of refried beans. Garnish rice with fresh diced tomatoes, green onions, cheese, avocado slices and crushed chili.


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