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Spanish Rice Dinner

Spanish Rice Dinner has been a family favorite since I discovered it in our church cookbook. I always have the ingredients on hand, and it reheats very well in the microwave. —Jeri Dobrowski, Beach, North Dakota.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 5 min. Cook: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1-1/2 cups cooked long grain rice
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) cut green beans, drained
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce


  • In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5-10 minutes or until heated through.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 319 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 1197mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 3g fiber), 23g protein.

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  • James
    Oct 9, 2019

    I added diced potatoes

  • dogcat_8
    Nov 5, 2012

    This was a unique recipe for a rice dish. I liked the addition of the green beans. The rice was moist and not dry. The dish had a strong taste of stewed tomatoes. It was the prominent flavor, and I am not sure I liked that. I may make this recipe again, but it's not something I would make frequently.

  • kra50
    Aug 22, 2012

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  • vewebber58
    Apr 23, 2012

    For a super quick meal (I had some cooked rice in the refrigerator) this was very tasty. I liked the little bit of sweetness, and it had a good flavor without being overly seasoned. I'll definitely make it again!

  • cafritz
    Aug 1, 2010

    This recipe was delicious just the way it is. I had thought I would leave out the beans at first, but changed my mind and left them in. Glad I did. It was great. Always looking for something different to do with ground beef.

  • dawnrosanne
    Apr 24, 2010

    I liked it. I used white rice instead of the long grain rice. I also added a little salasa and maybe a 1/4 cup of water to the recipe. I added a little extra garlic. I also used 1 TB of worcestireshire sauce instead of 1tsp. And last, I used 1/2 a can of green beans and 1/2 can corn. I'd make it again. It was pretty good and filling.

  • almalichick
    Mar 12, 2010

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  • xicota
    Jan 29, 2010

    This is sooo good! We have it at least once a month. I've seen many recipes for Spanish Rice, and I think of this as more of a casserole. I'm Spanish, and Spanish rice is yellow (saffron), sometimes with peas, carrots & onions, and it is a side dish. This recipe is more of a paella variation, to me. Regardless, my family loves casseroles, and this fits the bill. The only change I made was to up the Worcestershire sauce to 1 tablespoon. Great "comfort" food!

  • kar52
    Nov 6, 2009

    I make spanish rice all the time,never have I put green beans in it,always corn.I always use a good salsa in place of all the tomatos and sauce,has all the seasonings and spices in it,cup salsa and cup water to make sauce.

  • jennibroering
    May 12, 2009

    This is a great dish that even my pickiest eaters will eat. I do omit the sugar and add a little extra rice and beef broth to the mix - it's excellent!!!