Garden Spanish Rice

By Mr. Food

Garden Spanish Rice


Spanish rice is a popular Mexican and southwestern USA dish that can be enjoyed as a main dish or a go-along. Our beefed up version of Garden Spanish Rice is sure to hit the spot when the gang comes home hungry.

Serves: 6

Cooking Time: 30 min 

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 onion, coarsely chopped
  • 2 (14-ounce) cans stewed tomatoes, not drained
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 1/4 cups long-grain rice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch chunks



  1. In a soup pot, brown ground beef and onion over medium-high heat 4 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Drain off excess liquid.
  2.  Add remaining ingredients except the zucchini; bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 10 minutes. Add zucchini and continue cooking 10 additional minutes, or until rice is tender.

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