Smoky Hot Spanish Rice

Smoky Hot Spanish Rice
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Chipotle chiles add a subtle smokiness to this quick casserole.
15 min
Prep Time
45 min
Total Time
6 servings

Ingredients

1 pound
lean ground beef
2 cups
uncooked instant rice
3 slices (1/4 cup)
crisply cooked bacon*, crumbled
2 (14.5-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
4 ounces (1 cup)
Land O Lakes® Monterey Jack Cheese, shredded
 
*Substitute 1/4 cup real bacon bits.
**Substitute 1 (4-ounce) can chopped green chiles and 1 drop liquid smoke.

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 11x7-inch (2-quart) baking dish with no-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Cook ground beef in 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until browned (5 to 8 minutes). Drain off fat. Combine all ingredients except peas and cheese in prepared baking dish. Cover with aluminum foil; bake for 25 minutes.
  3. Stir in peas; sprinkle with cheese. Continue baking, uncovered, for 5 to 7 minutes until peas are heated through and cheese is melted.

Recipe Tips

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.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
370
Cholesterol
55mg
Carbohydrates
38g
Protein
25g
Fat
14g
Sodium
800mg
Dietary Fiber
3g

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