Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Grandma Minnie's Infamous Spanish Rice
As a child one of my favorite dishes of both mine and my cousins was Grandma's Spanish Rice. I had tried multiple time to make it and failed miserably. Something just was not right. Than, my mom gave me the secret recipe and we made it this past Sunday in Grandma's memorable silver pot (Pictured with my mother and my daughter Nicole below). Was it the pot that made it taste just like Grandma's? Or perhaps Grandma was with us in the kitchen guiding my mother and I to Spanish Rice perfection. Whatever it was, it was AMAZING and tasted tasted like how I remembered Grandma's.
1 yellow onion chopped
1 green pepper chopped
1 large can of mushrooms
4 pork chops
2 quarts (or cans)of stewed tomatoes
2 cups of uncooked white rice
In large pan, add 2 Tbsp. of oil. Heat on medium high heat. Place the pork chops in the pan and brown them on both sides. Once brown, remove and place on a plate. In the same pan, saute your onions, peppers, and mushrooms about 8 minutes on medium low or until tender. Place this mixture in a large pot. If you have a dutch oven that would work fabulous! Cut your pork chops into 1" pieces. Please be sure to leave some pork on the bones. Place pork along with bones in your pot. Add stewed tomatoes. Add rice. Stir well. Cook over medium low heat. Stirring frequently for about 45 minutes or until rice is tender and sauce is thick.
Add salt and pepper to taste.