Spanish Rice With Ham

"This is a quick side dish to serve with Mexican entrees. We like spicy, so I usually add some spices to kick it up a notch, but it's good as is. It also freezes well."
photo by Caroline Cooks photo by Caroline Cooks
photo by Caroline Cooks
photo by Julie Bs Hive photo by Julie Bs Hive
photo by Julie Bs Hive photo by Julie Bs Hive
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  • In a large saucepan melt butter over medium heat. Saute green pepper until crisp tender.
  • Stir in ham, undrained stewed tomatoes, tomato juice, peas, and water. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in instant rice. Cover and let stand about 5 minutes or until rice is tender.

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  1. This was excellent! Cooked it for the guys who were helping with plumbing on my house and they all loved it. I added one sliced sweet onion, I served it with slices of french bread. I agree with Kittencal that it could do with a couple cloves of garlic. I will do this again.
  2. I did add onions as suggested by a reviewer and left out the green peas. Very tasty! Made for ZWT3.
  3. Needed onions in my opnion and a little more spice but still very good. We had the rice with breakfast when it was fresh then froze the last of it in 5 single serve portions. I used my Seal-a-Meal and they kept well. I microwaved them 2 1/2 minutes at 30 second intervals and will have these with the girls for lunch this afternoon. Made your recipe as a Spain Freezer Pleaser Challenge for ZWT3. TFS, I'll do these again.
  4. I used this as my full dinner with brown rice cooked from scratch. I used V8 and 1/2 of a fresh tomato for the canned tomato (I made 2 servings). As did Kit I added onion and some garlic, also a good amount of Southwest seasoning. The ham makes it very tasty and this is a grand quick meal in a bowl. Thanks Lazyme.
  5. This was good, although I made some changes to this recipe, I felt it needed some onions and garlic sauteed with the green peppers, also I added in 2 jalapeno peppers, and about 1 tablespoons dried chili flakes (we like extreme heat!) all in all we enjoyed this! thanks for sharing hon!...Kitten:)


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