Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Meaty Spanish Rice

I have a friend who wanted this recipe so I thought I'd just post it here. :)

2 Tablespoons butter or margarine
1/2 - 1 pound of turkey
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium green pepper, chopped (I use green chilies instead)
2 cups water
1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
1 cup uncooked long-grain rice
2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (I like Cholula)
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional
Black Pepper to taste

In a skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add the ground turkey, onion and green pepper if using; cook until meat is brown and vegetables are tender. Add all of remaining ingredients, (including chilies if using canned), and bring to a boil.

Reduce heat; cover and simmer until rice is tender, about 30 minutes.