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Fresh Tomato Spanish Rice

Fresh Tomato Spanish Rice

Fresh Tomato Spanish Rice

Spicy Spanish Rice made from fresh tomatoes which are added in the last stages of cooking to retain their plumpness.

How many servings?

From kitchen to table in 1 hour.

lean ground beef
brown rice, uncooked
water
dried oregano
pepper
onion
green bell pepper
red bell pepper
chili powder
olive oil
Italian salad dressing
French bread
pepper jack cheese
tomatoes

Directions
  1. Over medium heat, brown ground beef in a large skillet with a lid.
  2. Drain off any excess fat after browning and add uncooked rice and water. Stir in oregano, and pepper. Turn heat up to high and bring to a boil.
  3. While rice is heating, dice onion, green and red bell peppers and add to skillet. Stir in chili powder, cover and reduce heat to lowest setting.
  4. At the end of 30 minute cooking time, remove lid and increase heat to medium.
  5. Mix together olive oil and Italian salad dressing. Spread over bread slice. Place under broiler and lightly brown.
  6. While bread toasts, grate pepper jack cheese. Sprinkle over toasted bread and return to oven, still warm from the broiler but no direct heat on, to melt cheese.
  7. While cheese melts, dice tomato and stir into rice. Continue cooking over medium heat, stirring often.
  8. When the rice has absorbed all the moisture, serve with cheese bread.

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