*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
 
                            Helen’s Spanish Rice
 
 Recipe By     : Jo Anne Merrill
 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:45
 Categories    : Casseroles                       Meats
                 Rice Dishes
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      cup           rice
    1      pound         lean ground beef
      1/2                onion -- chopped
    3      tablespoons   vegetable oil -- or bacon fat
    1                    garlic clove -- minced
      1/2                green bell pepper -- chopped
    2 1/2  cups          stewed tomatoes
    1      teaspoon      salt
    2      teaspoons     chili powder
 
      1. Wash rice, drain, and allow to dry thoroughly.
 	  2. Heat oil in heavy skillet; add rice. Cook, stirring constantly,
     until lightly browned, about 10 minutes.
 	  3. Add onions, garlic, green peppers and beef. Stir often to break up
     and brown meat; cook until onion is limp and lightly browned.
 	  4. Add undrained, chopped tomatoes and seasonings. Cover and simmer
     about 25 minutes or until rice is tender and most of the liquid has been
     absorbed. Let stand, covered, for about 5 minutes before serving.
 
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 NOTES : A creation of Helen Jolly of Kenosha, Wisconsin.