Mom’s Famous Spanish Rice
My mom makes this wonderful spanish rice recipe. It’s just something I associate with her and being home, and it’s comforting. The first couple of times I made it didn’t taste like my mom’s, but I think it’s because I’ll always like how my mom makes it best!
But I’ve mastered the recipe now to make it taste like it came straight from my mom’s kitchen.
1/4 cup onion, chopped
1 tbsp butter
1/2 pound beef (or ground turkey)
1 tsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp dry mustard
1 1/2 tsp chili powder
1 can (15 oz) tomato sauce
1 cup minute rice (regular rice will not work because it takes too long to cook)
Additional vegetables are optional
Saute the onions in butter in a large skillet until lightly browned. Add the beef and brown. Add the brown sugar, dry mustard, chili powder, and tomato sauce (and additional vegetables if you choose) to the meat. Cover and bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally, this only takes a few minutes. Next, stir in the minute rice with everything else in the pan and reduce the heat. Cover the pan and simmer for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally.
My mom always served this dish with peas and potato chips, so I do too!
This dish is by no means spicy, don’t let the word “spanish” in the title fool you. But I am sure you could easily kick it up a notch with some additional spices.
I learned that rice and ground beef are not the most photogenic foods, but trust me, this recipe is a family favorite.
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