[CnD] Spanish Rice

Sandy sugar1991 at earthlink.net
Sun May 8 14:38:17 CEST 2016


6 slices bacon, cut in 1-inch squares (or pork cubes, see below)
2 tablespoons butter
1 or 2 red or Spanish onions, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound fresh mushrooms (or one 8 oz. can), sliced
2/3 cup diced raw celery
1 cup rice
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
4 cups tomato juice
1/2 cup panko or cracker crumbs
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon each basil and oregano
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin seed
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

This dish can be a meal in itself and is even better the second day. For a
main dish, substitute 1/2 lb. 1/2-inch pork cubes for most of the bacon (use
1 or 2 slices bacon for extra flavor). Vary it by adding more or less of the
vegetables and seasonings you prefer. A little hot salsa may be substituted
for some of the tomato juice for a spicier version; for an extra kick, use
poblano peppers in place of the green pepper. The panko crumbs or crackers
are optional; the entire dish can be prepared in one covered pan on the
stove top, if desired. Sometimes we add Italian or chourico sausage.
In a skillet, sauté bacon, onion, green pepper, garlic, sliced mushrooms and
celery and saute over medium high heat until onions begin to take on color;
do not let garlic brown. Add a few drops of extra virgin olive oil, if
needed; or if bacon yields too much grease, drain away excess.

Add rice, herbs and seasonings, salt, and tomato juice; stir.

Pour into a buttered 1 1/2 quart casserole dish.

Cover and bake at 325-350°F until rice has absorbed liquid and is tender
(45-60 minutes). Uncover, stir to blend ingredients; top with panko or
cracker crumbs tossed with melted butter and grated cheese. Sprinkle lightly
with paprika.

Return to oven, uncovered to brown.

Serve garnished with parsley.

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-----Original Message-----
From: Sue Staley via Cookinginthedark [mailto:cookinginthedark at acbradio.org]

Sent: Sunday, May 08, 2016 10:02 AM
To: dark
Cc: Sue Staley
Subject: [CnD] need spanish rice recipe

Hi All,


I am going to a cinco de mayo potluck this week and would like recipes for
Spanish rice.





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