Required fields are marked *. My husband loves it! Thanks. But, as much as I love their Spanish rice, it still doesn’t really compete with the version that my Mama has made since as long as I can remember. While theirs is served as a side dish, Mama’s was always the main attraction, served with a salad or beans. Maybe slightly more spices or green chilies? Serving it with avocado slices sounds good. xo. It smells good and am waiting for the timer to go off so we can eat! I made this for dinner tonight, and my family really enjoyed it. My husband’s mom always put cooked, crumbled bacon and shredded cheese on top too near end of baking time. beef - ground Cooking garlic olive oil onion rice spices tomatoes. Turn heat to low, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes or until all liquid is absorbed. Can do alot with this recipe. This is one of my favorite recipes ever. I let my rice get very lightly browned before adding the other ingredients. I am so happy you like this recipe. I loved this when I was growing up, too. It is a favorite from my childhood. She then used the leftovers to stuff bell peppers. I use riced cauliflower now to avoid carbs in the rice ! Delicious it a keeper. Add garlic and rice, stirring frequently until rice is lightly browned. I used riced cauliflower instead of rice. I have never had a problem with the rice being crunchy; it’s always tender so I’m not sure why it happened. Saute onions until softened, about 3 minutes. So Thank you. Served with small cheese tortilla it’s a great meal ! I added chicken sausage to make it more like Jambalaya, so good. She poured a small can of tomato sauce over and around the peppers and baked them in a 350° oven until the peppers were tender. Hope this helps! All Rights Reserved, This post may contain affiliate links. Well, along with the chips, salsa, queso dip, and guacamole! But this family favorite Spanish Rice with Beef recipe is a delicious main dish ready in under 30 minutes! I made this for my boyfriend and I last night and it was such a flavorful, simple, filling, and craveable week night meal! DIRECTIONS. Not sure my results with this particular recipe were good enough to experiment with tweaking this recipe to my liking. I’m thrilled you and your family enjoyed it! This sounds wonderful but having had bariatric surgery I can not have white rice. Thank you, Ari. Yum! Thanks for reminding me! I’ve not had a problem with my rice being crunchy – it always gets done when I use this recipe. Bring to a boil. ..where I share sweet, savory and southern recipes, as well as home and garden tips and tidbits of travel. Please read my. This is just like I remember my mother making. Good luck if you try it. How To Make Spanish Rice. The rice had an almost crunchy texture to it, which was rather nice. Cook and stir ground beef until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Loved it. Tiffany, maybe this recipe will be close to the one your mother-in-law made. I used ground pork instead of ground beef, and added a small can of mild chili’s since I didn’t have tomatoes with chili’s. Thank you, Renita. I love this meal and will add it to my regular rotation. When you take a bite of this dish, you will be greeted with a wide range of delicious flavors. Sorry it was too bland for you. I added the water and let it cook forever, but the liquid stopped absorbing and the rice just seemed undercooked. My son put his on nachos N added sour cream. My kids still liked it a lot – I topped with cheddar cheese which is always popular. Thanks so much, Shelley! What am I doing wrong? I used brown rice and I left out diced tomatoes with green chilies as I did not have any in the pantry. I used brown rice instead of white because of personal preference and thought it all worked out great. I only made it once so I can only guess or sugest tweaks. My husband loved it, it was easy & definitely a keeper. Cover with paper towel and heat for about 1 minute. ; Add the veggies: Add in the onion, garlic and peppers and cook for 5 minutes or until the onion has softened. Maybe they forgot to add the water. Delicious!!! Maybe a couple of avocado slices? Your email address will not be published. It was a great ‘what’s for dinner—I’m too tired to cook’ recipe!!!!!!!!!!!! Enter your email to get recipes delivered right to your inbox. What a coincidence, I just made a version of this last night. Now I’m going to pit your version against my mom’s! Did you let it come to a full boil before reducing the heat then covering it to simmer? Looks and sounds good. xo. I’m so glad your husband loves this. I love to make Spanish rice with ground beef as it is super easy and can easily feed a crowd. Or is instant rice too mushy? Brown the beef: add the ground beef to a large skillet and brown it until it’s no longer pink. Thank you for sharing this easy dish. Spanish Rice with Ground Beef. ... all ingredients except olives and mix well. Your email address will not be published. I’ll just know next time to add more water or cover if necessary. I dont want mushy rice either. My mother always made a huge skillet of it so there would be leftovers. Thank you for a dish like my Mom used to make. To serve, thaw in the refrigerator overnight, reheat and serve. For extra zip, throw in a bag of crushed doritos or the like as the last ingredient