California-Style Spanish Rice

California-Style Spanish Rice

"Back in the 1920s, my great-aunt Mable lived with her four children in an old World War I army tent. She had to be creative in her cooking, and this was one dish she relied on."
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1 h 5 m servings
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  1. In a large skillet, cook bacon until crisp; remove to paper towels. Drain, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings. In the drippings, saute onion until tender. Remove and set aside.
  2. In the small skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add rice; cook and stir until golden brown. Reduce heat; stir in broth. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Stir in the bacon, onion, peppers and tomatoes. Cover and simmer 25-30 minutes longer or until rice is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed.

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THIS HAS BEEN A FAVORITE OF MINE FOR MANY YEARS. THE ONLY THING DIFFERENT IS THAT I ADD ABOUT 2 TEASPOONS OF SUGAR AND WHEN IT IS ALL MIXED TOGETHER WELL I COVER IT AND PUT INTO 350 DEGREE OVEN...

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I thought it was interesting and touching that this recipe hails back to the '20s with the submitter's great aunt. Tasting the rice I could imagine it so - I definitely had the sense of it being...

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THIS HAS BEEN A FAVORITE OF MINE FOR MANY YEARS. THE ONLY THING DIFFERENT IS THAT I ADD ABOUT 2 TEASPOONS OF SUGAR AND WHEN IT IS ALL MIXED TOGETHER WELL I COVER IT AND PUT INTO 350 DEGREE OVEN...

A few changes - I only used one large skillet for everything, and I sauteed the peppers with the onions. After I removed the onions and peppers from the pan, I just dumped in the olive oil and ...

I thought it was interesting and touching that this recipe hails back to the '20s with the submitter's great aunt. Tasting the rice I could imagine it so - I definitely had the sense of it being...

I'm delighted with this recipe. I did do some things a little differently, like using my own fresh tomatoes and leftover cooked rice. Basically, I believe this recipe could be adapted to quite...

This reminded my husband of the Chicken Creole he gets at a Cajun restaurant. It could easily be turned into such with some creole seasonings and chicken. All in all this was good, but not in th...

This was a great recipe and my family just loved it. I did change it just a little....instead of 1 cup each of green and sweet red peppers, I used just 1 cup of green pepper mainly because that...

Pretty good! I did end up adding about 1 1/2 cups more broth. The sweet of the peppers contrast nicely with the salt of the bacon.

We had a mexican themed potluck, and I made this. It was a hit! I followed some of the other reviewers ideas and sauteed the onions and green peppers together in the same pan as the bacon grea...

My family loved this. I did it all in one pan like another reviewer mentioned. I didn't see the need for two pans. So I cooked the bacon, removed, and then sauteed the onions and peppers. I adde...

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