This is my favorite Spanish Rice recipe.
I've had it around for 30 plus years and have never come across one that I've liked better.
Tangy, sweet and smoky, all at once.
I like to use pepper bacon if I have it around,
but if you do, leave off the pepper called for in the recipe.
Or don't.....whatever you like.
It's almost impossible to mess this up.
6 slices of bacon, chopped
1 green or red pepper, chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped fine
1 28oz can whole tomatoes, broken up by hand or chopped
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
5-6 shakes of hot sauce, or to taste (I like Tabasco)
Cook bacon in a large skillet, remove with a slotted spoon to a paper towel
lined plate and set aside. Keep 2 tbsp of drippings in the pan; sauté onion
and pepper until tender. Add garlic and cook 2 minutes longer.
Stir in liquid from tomatoes; add tomatoes breaking up by hand or chopped. Add the remaining
ingredients; cover and simmer 30 minutes or until rice is tender and the
liquid is absorbed; stir in crumbled bacon.
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