1 pound lean ground beef
2 cups uncooked instant rice
3 slices (1/4 cup) crisply cooked bacon, crumbled*
2 (14 1/2-ounce) cans diced tomatoes with onions and green pepper
3/4 cup water
1 to 2 teaspoons chopped chipotle chiles in adobo sauce**
1 cup frozen green peas, thawed
Spanish rice is an American version of the traditional Spanish dish paella. A typical paella consists of a combination of rice, vegetables, chicken, sausage, and saffron. This one-dish meal was eventually adapted to our American tastes by using familiar ingredients such as ground beef and tomato sauce, with a topping of cheese.