Monday, May 5, 2008

Spanish Rice

In celebration of Cinco De Mayo I am listing my favorite recipe for Spanish Rice. It's not exactly authentic spanish cooking but our family loves it.

Spanish Rice

1/2 pound bacon (cut into 1/2 inch pieces)

1/2 pound hamburger

1 medium onion (shopped

2 cups water

1 cup uncooked white rice

2/3 cup green pepper (chopped)

1 can (16 ounces) diced tomatoes

1 tsp chili powder

1/2 tsp dried oregano

1 1/4 tsp salt

1/8 tsp pepper

Fry bacon until crisp; drain on paper towels. Cook and stir hamburger and onion in large skillet until hamburger is light brown; drain. Stir in bacon and remaining ingredients. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until rice is tender, about 30 minutes. (Add small amount of water during cooking if necessary.)

Yield: 6 servings