This SPANISH RICE Quick & Easy Vintage Recipe is a frugal yet delicious side dish that can be spruced up into a full-blown dinner dish to feed your family.
1/2 cup thinly sliced onion
1/3 cup diced green pepper
2 cups Minute Rice
1/4 cup bacon drippings or butter
2 cups hot water
2 cans (8 oz. each) tomato sauce*
1 teaspoon salt
Directions How To Prepare:
1. Saute onion, green pepper, and Minute Rice (straight from the box or bag) in the bacon drippings. Add remaining ingredients; mix well. Bring to a boil. Then reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes. Makes 6 servings.
*Or use 4 cups (2 cans, 1 lb. each) tomatoes and omit the water.
1. Cheese Spanish Rice: Stir 1/2 cup grated Cheddar cheese into prepared rice; place in serving the dish and top with additional 1/2 cup grated cheese.
2. Beef Spanish Rice: Prepare as above, sauteing 1/2 to 1 pound ground beef with the rice.
3. Mushroom Spanish Rice: Prepare as above, sauteing 1/4 pound sliced fresh mushrooms with the rice.
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