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Spicy American Spanish Rice Recipe
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Spicy American Spanish Rice

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"Great Spanish rice as a main course meal. I usually serve it with mashed potatoes. Can be made less spicy using regular tomatoes."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    50 mins


  1. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir rice in the melted butter until rice is lightly browned, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir bell pepper and onion into rice and cook until bell pepper is softened and onion is translucent, 5 to 8 minutes.
  2. Break the ground beef into the rice mixture; cook and stir until beef is completely browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir tomato sauce and diced tomatoes into ground beef mixture. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed, about 20 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 09, 2012

I doubled the rice to bring to a potluck dinner...added 1/2 cup salsa abd 3 cups water....added herbe de province and garlic powder...2 talb sugar and 2 talb apple cider vinegar....2 beef boullion cubes when browning the hamburg... last thing 1 cup cheddar cheese...ummmm

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 18, 2012

Wish that I had seen Koolchick's warning Had never used Rotel tomatoes with green chilis before, and the result was very hot (spicey).. Next time I will use plain tomatoes.

May 08, 2012


Sep 11, 2014

Have made this same recipe for years. You can use any kind of rice you like. We like Basmati.

Jun 03, 2014

This is super Yummy and easy for a busy weeknight.:) I did add some chicken bouillon and used pickled sliced jalapenos since that's what was in the fridge. I would Totally make this again! Thank You KoolChick

Apr 15, 2014

Since the lady I cook for doesn't like thins too hot, I used diced tomatoes, instead of the Rotel tomatoes and diced up a couple of jalapeño peppers to add to the green pepper. Also added a little salt and pepper with the dice veggies and and after the hamburg had browned a little. Then, a couple of minutes before addinf the tomatoes and sauce, i cooked in a taa

Mar 27, 2014

I used a vine ripe tomato and a jalapeño instead of Rotel. I put them in with the green pepper and onion. I also added minced garlic and garlic pepper from the McCormick grinder.

Feb 28, 2013

I added green chilies and instead of tomatoes I added one cane tomato soup. my husband don't like alot of tomato chunks . this was awesome .. husband loved it and it was the best I have ever had.. this recipe is a keeper


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  • Calories
  • 302 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 19.4 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 60 mg
  • 20%
  • Fat
  • 19.8 g
  • 30%
  • Fiber
  • 2.7 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 12.5 g
  • 25%
  • Sodium
  • 694 mg
  • 28%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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