Monday, May 9, 2011

Spanish Rice

This was something my mom usually did from a box, but I decided to do from scratch today just because we needed to use up some leftover taco meat from last week.   It was pretty simple, generally the same method as the box Mom used, but I used my own ingredients.  This is a one skillet meal, no need for extra veggies or meat or carbs, because everything is in there.  Quick, cheap, and so flavorful.

Spanish Rice

1 1/2 c white rice
2 tbsp butter
taco seasoning, about a teaspoon
about a teaspoon of onion powder
1 can diced tomatoes
2 1/2 c water
leftover taco meat, about a cup or so. (or you could use 1/2 to 1 lb ground beef and half a can each of corn and black beans)

Melt the butter in a medium large skillet.  Add the rice and cook together for about 2 minutes, the rice should start to turn golden.  Add onion powder and taco seasoning and stir well to coat rice.  Add your tomatoes and water and taco meat, and then cover and simmer for about 20 minutes.  Serve hot with grated cheese if you wish.

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