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Crockpot Spanish Rice Recipe

A great side dish with any meal! I usually just eat this as a whole meal, add some garlic bread, a salad loaded with beans and vegetables, a good Chianti wine and I'm good to go!



2 pounds ground beef or ground turkey
2 cloves finely minced garlic
1 green pepper, chopped
1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 (16 ounce) can tomato sauce (I have also used hot salsa in it's place)
1 1/4 cups water(or use chicken broth if you have some on hand)
1/4 cup red wine or sherry ( this is optional if you don't want to use wine add more broth)
2 1/2 teaspoons chili powder (or to taste)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon each garlic powder, black pepper, basil and oregano
pinch of cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 cups converted raw rice
3 stalks celery, finely chopped
grated colby or cheddar cheese (optional)

Brown beef in skillet and drain off fat. Put all ingredients in slow cooker, except cheese. Mix well. Cover and cook on low for 6  hours or on high for 3 hours add more liquid if rice starts to absorb too much water or broth just to moisten. Around 30 minutes before cooking time is done, sprinkle cheese on top.

16 comments:

  1. Anen to the good Chianti. The rice looks delicious!

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  2. Annette was telling me last week I need to come up with a good Spanish rice recipe. Thanks for the recipe.

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  3. This is just what the doctor ordered - start it early and feast later!

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  4. I love Spanish rice and I'm sitting here thinking why I've never made it at home. I eat it at Mexican restaurants and I love it there. duh.

    I will try your recipe. :)

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  5. It looks heavenly!A must try!Greetings from Greece,dear!

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  6. Mmmmm....this looks great, Claudia! I'd eat it as my entree, too :)

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  7. This is absolutely mouthwatering and do love the idea of combining it with a good Chianti!

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  8. Great rice side dish, good enough on its own!

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  9. I'd definitely eat this as an entree and the chianti goes perfectly. Crock pot cooking really rocks. I never seem to do enough with the slow cooker.

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  10. This sounds great. I would absolutely eat this as a meal all by itself.

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  11. This is packed with flavor and incredible sounding! I would eat it as a main too with some crusty bread - out of this world delicious!

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  12. Wow - I agree with Anita - this almost a meal by itself. Add some diced sausage and there you go! :)

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  13. Mmm, I don't think I'd need any sides - what a lovely recipe.

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  14. This looks delicious Claudia. My mom always made such good Spanish rice but Bev just doctors some Rice a Roni. Your version will be on the menu soon.

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  15. this sounds good, definitely a great excuse to break out the crock pot

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  16. I would need nothing more than Spanish rice and Chianti for a totally satisfying dinner.

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