Saturday, May 4, 2013

Spanish Rice

A canopy of trees in my neighborhood!

First, the sight outside my kitchen window only attracted my attention each morning.  Now, as my backyard perennial garden grows, the beautiful colorful trees in my neighborhood are bursting with color!  Spring has arrived in MA!  While taking a daily walk or driving through my New England town, the gorgeous colors found on an artist's palette are right before my eyes!   

The first days of May bring tulips and daffodils.  It also brings Cinco de Mayo!  On the fifth day of May it has become a tradition with me to prepare Spanish Rice for dinner.  It surely is a change of pace to make dinner on my stove top rather than use the outdoor grill.  A can of Tomatoes, Tomato Sauce & Rice will be located easily tomorrow.  Sliced Peppers will be defrosted and the Ground Beef will be purchased.   

The Rice is cooked before using.  This is an easy delicious dinner!


Spanish Rice

1 lb. Ground Beef, browned
1 can (15 oz.) Tomato Sauce
1 can (15 - 20 oz.) Tomatoes - whole or pieces, drained
1 Green Pepper - cut into strips (I use defrosted slices.)
2 Cups cooked Rice

1/4 tsp. Oregano
1/4 tsp. Basil
1 Tablespoon chopped Parsley


  1. Brown 1 lb. Ground Beef.
  2. While browning Beef, combine Tomato Sauce, Tomatoes and cut/ or defrosted Green Pepper in large pot and simmer.
  3. Add browned Beef and stir.
  4. Add in cooked Rice, Oregano, Basil and Parsley.  Stir well and simmer 30 minutes.
  5. Stir occasionally while simmering. 
This is also a quick dinner on after a very busy day!



Amy said... have a beautiful neighborhood. Those flower trees are gorgeous. What a great Spanish Rice recipe. :) Can't wait to try it.

JG said...

Amy- Thanks! Glancing down the street reminds me of an Impressionist painting! :)