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Fresh Tomato Spanish Rice

Spicy Spanish Rice made from fresh tomatoes which are added in the last stages of cooking to retain their plumpness.

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Serves 4

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12 ounces lean ground beef
1 cup brown rice, uncooked
2 cups water
1 dash dried oregano
1 dash pepper
4 ounces onion
4 ounces green bell pepper
4 ounces red bell pepper
1 dash chili powder
4 teaspoons olive oil
4 teaspoons Italian salad dressing
4 slices French bread
2 ounces pepper jack cheese
12 ounces tomatoes

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Directions
  1. Over medium heat, brown ground beef in a large skillet with a lid.
  2. Drain off any excess fat after browning and add uncooked rice and water. Stir in oregano, and pepper. Turn heat up to high and bring to a boil.
  3. While rice is heating, dice onion, green and red bell peppers and add to skillet. Stir in chili powder, cover and reduce heat to lowest setting.
  4. At the end of 30 minute cooking time, remove lid and increase heat to medium.
  5. Mix together olive oil and Italian salad dressing. Spread over bread slice. Place under broiler and lightly brown.
  6. While bread toasts, grate pepper jack cheese. Sprinkle over toasted bread and return to oven, still warm from the broiler but no direct heat on, to melt cheese.
  7. While cheese melts, dice tomato and stir into rice. Continue cooking over medium heat, stirring often.
  8. When the rice has absorbed all the moisture, serve with cheese bread.
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Nutritional information for Fresh Tomato Spanish Rice

Calories: 607
Calories from Fat: 240.5

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26.5g 41%
Saturated Fat 8g 49%
Cholesterol 71.5mg 24%
Sodium 364.5mg 24%
Total Carbohydrates 64.5g 24%
Dietary Fiber 23g 21%
Sugars 6g ~
Protein 28g 56%
Vitamin A 40% Iron 24%
Vitamin C 150% Calcium 18%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs

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