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Authentic Spanish Rice

For a great side for any main dish, try this great authentic spanish rice. The bacon drippings add another layer of flavor and make the rice delectable.—Maria Goclan, Katy, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon bacon drippings
  • 3/4 cup long-grain white rice
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 small canned tomatoes, diced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato juice
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • In a skillet, heat bacon drippings on medium-high. Add rice; cook and stir until rice is golden brown. Add onion and garlic; stir and cook 3 additional minutes. Add all remaining ingredients. Cook, uncovered, on medium heat for 20 minutes, stirring only once after 10 minutes. Check rice for doneness by tasting a few top grains. If rice is firm, add a little water; cover and cook 5 minutes more.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 117 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 219mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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