Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Easy Spanish Rice From Mom's Kitchen

Sometimes what appears to be so simple can be one of the best quick meals to make. I don't think that anyone ever complained when we had this for dinner.  Mom had quite a few mouths to feed and this recipe can can fill up a bunch of hungry people without breaking the bank.
 (Picture is representation. I will make this soon and post step by step pics)

Guest Recipe from Ellie (A.K.A. Mom)

Very Easy Spanish Rice
1/2 pound Bacon diced into small pieces
1 med. onion chopped ( I like them cut into bigger chunks, you might want them chopped small.)
1 can Tomato Soup
1/2 can Water
1 1/2 teaspoon Chili Powder
Salt and pepper to taste
4 cups Rice  cooked
Brown bacon and onion together ( being careful not to burn) Pour off fat.
Add soup, water, chili powder, and salt and pepper.
Simmer on med heat for 10 minutes.
Add Rice.
Our family likes this dish a bit hotter so I add more Chili Powder ( my boys will add Tabasco sauce also.)
This recipe started from my mother-in-law Helen Belan Alden back, well who knows when 40's or 50's?
(Grandma is the tiny one in the middle.)

*Helen was my paternal grandmother. She saved every recipe that she could find even if she never made it. (I guess I get my recipe collecting gene honestly.) I was told that recipes used to be printed on matchbook covers and that Grandma saved them all. That is one collection I would like to come across but hers has been lost in time somewhere.


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