Sharon Whitney, Kennewick, Washington, is looking for a recipe she remembers preparing in the early 1980s. It was a rice dish that also included beef, onions, bell peppers and possibly mushrooms. She says her entire family loved it, which wasn't an easy feat.
Several readers suggested that the description is similar to Spanish Rice. Found in our recipe archives were two recipes; this one was printed in 1999.
Spanish Rice Recipe With Bacon
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 green pepper, chopped
1 small clove garlic, minced
1 cup uncooked rice
1/2 pound hamburger
1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
1-3/4 cups hot water
1 teaspoon salt
Pepper, to taste
1 tablespoon bacon bits
1/2 to 3/4 cup grated American cheese
1. In large skillet over high heat, cook onion, green pepper, garlic, rice and hamburger until meat is lightly browned.
2. Add tomato sauce, water, salt, pepper and bacon bits; mix well and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 25 minutes.
3. Sprinkle cheese over top just before serving.
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