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Spanish Rice
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Spanish Rice

I learned this dish from the cowboy George Strait and have been making it as a side dish with enchiladas (chicken or beef), tacos, burritos, even pinto beans -- anything with a Tex-Mex flair for 25 years. All his ACM nominations brought this recipe to mind.

1 cup uncooked rice

2 tablespoons vegetable shortening

1 small onion chopped fine

1/2 bell pepper chopped

1 1/2 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons chili powder

1 10-ounce can Rotel tomatoes chopped

2 cups water

In a skillet, brown rice in shortening. Add onion and green pepper. Stir. Add salt, chili powder, chopped tomatoes and water. Bring to a low boil. Cover and simmer 3 minutes until rice is tender and liquid absorbed.
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