EASY SPANISH RICE
I'm sure you're familiar with boxed RICE A RONI. Find it in the
packaged rice section. We love it in our house. Easy to prepare,
add a salad, vegetable, and you're set to go. You can also add meat,
veggies, etc. to make a complete meal. Here's one version using
Spanish Rice. It is delicious and great as leftovers or to take as lunch
the next day.
You can add hamburger but I add Turkey Sausage. Lower in fat too.
One 16oz. pkg. gives you 2 long links. You can slice this up or just
cut into 4 equal links. If that's too much meat just use the one link.
1 6.8oz. pkg. RICE A RONI Spanish Rice Flavor
2 Tbsp. butter
2 Cups water
1 Can (14 1/2oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
(see picture above ) I like the petite cut with
green chilies added. There's a hot and mild variety.
or just use without chilies.
1/4 cup chopped fresh green pepper
*a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes, or there is a ground
red pepper too, but just a pinch. This stuff packs a punch.
So unless you really like a kick, go very easy. You can
leave out as well, I have done that too. You don't need it.
I use my electric skillet.
Follow directions on box and
add the green pepper when you add the tomatoes.
When you begin to let it simmer for 20 minutes, add
the sausage, cover until rice is tender.
This is very good.
Leftovers will keep for a few days.
*If you like ground beef use 1lb.
I brown the ground beef in the microwave, drain off
any grease and add like I do the sausage.
*I use my microwave to brown ground
beef ahead and keep it in the freezer.
*I will share later RICE A RONI Stroganoff using
the beef flavor, hamburger and sour cream.