Easy Spanish Rice

This is an easy dish that can be modified to taste. It was a go to meal and made often. Great for leftovers for a quick lunch. This easy meal has been passed on to me from my mom and now to my girls. It is still one of our meals that we add to our menu very often.

Not sure how Spanish this meal is but that is what we called. Turned into one of our favorites, and there is bacon!


Could eat for days

Use the simple ingredients or add some spice. This easy meal can be different every time.


Spanish Rice



Ingredients

  • 1 medium yellow onion

  • 1 green pepper (or any color you wish)

  • 1/2 or 1 pound of cooked bacon

  • Sliced Mushrooms to taste

  • 1 or 2 cans of diced tomatoes (Deanna used Fire Roasted)

  • 2 or 2 1/2 cups of White minute rice



Directions


You can make a small batch or a larger batch by adjusting amounts

  1. Cook bacon to desired consistency. My mom loved crunchy bacon but mine is not so crumbly. Drain grease unless you cooked bacon in oven.

  2. Dice onion, pepper, mushrooms

  3. Cook onions and green peppers until good and sweaty, add mushrooms

  4. Add tomatoes and bacon (diced). You can opt into using spicy tomatoes

  5. If it seems dry you can add 1/2 cups of water (I sometimes add V8 or tomato juice)

  6. Add rice when liquid is boiling. Cover and remove from heat.





Let sit for 10 minutes and serve.

Great for left overs.


Options:

  • You can omit onion or peppers or mushrooms

  • Use Turkey bacon or a vegan bacon

  • Add Chili powder, paprika, chipotle powder

Cookware


Made by Deanna with love to Grandma

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