Next-night beefy Spanish rice

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10 min


4 servings

* PLUS Cooking time: 25 minutes


  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 3 cups Smartly Seasoned Beef , see tip below
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 796-mL can diced tomatoes , including juice
  • 1 tsp paprika or Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 large green bell pepper , seeded and chopped
  • 1 cup uncooked long-grain rice


  • Heat oil in a large saucepan set over medium-high heat. Crumble in beef mixture (see below). Stir occasionally until beef is browned and separated into small pieces, about 5 to 6 minutes.
  • Pour in water and tomatoes, including juice. Stir in paprika (or Italian seasoning), salt and chopped green pepper. Bring to a boil. Stir in rice, cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer 20 to 25 minutes.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 502,
  • Protein
  • 28.9 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 50.1 g,
  • Fat
  • 20.5 g,

While the Spanish rice is simmering, toss a green salad and steam broccoli and carrots for a nutritious but no-fuss dinner.

Smartly seasoned beef

If you have not made our Smartly seasoned beef (also in the Recipe File), you may substitute 1 pound (500 g) ground lean beef mixed with 1 chopped onion, 1 minced garlic clove, 2 teaspoons (10 mL) dried parsley, 3/4 teaspoon (7 mL) Worcestershire sauce, dash of Tabasco and pinches of salt and pepper.