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Spanish Rice

May 15

This isn’t an original recipe. My sister got it from an American cookbook. Spanish rice pairs so well Chicken Cannelloni. This was very popular in our home in 1978 to 1980. I can just taste it now!

4 strips of bacon
1/2 cup thinly-sliced onion
2-1/2 cups peeled, cubed tomatoes
1/4 cup green bell pepper, cut into strips
2 tsps. salt
1 tsp. paprika
1 clove of garlic, minced
dash of pepper
1-1/2 cups cooked rice

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

1. Fry the bacon until crisp; remove from the wok. When cool, crumble the bacon into “bacon bits.”

2. Add the onions, tomatoes, green bell peppers, salt, paprika, garlic, and pepper to the bacon drippings in the wok. Cook until vegetables are transparent and slightly wilted.

3. Fold in the rice and crumbled bacon into the wok’s mixture.

4. Place the mixture in a casserole dish.

5. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes or until heated through.

Serve hot. Makes 4 to 5 servings.

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Noemi Lardizabal-Dado (388 Posts)

Noemi, Editor of Blog Watch and features editor of Philippine Online Chronicles is a 55 year old mother to three kids and is married to Atty. Luis H. Dado. She loves being a full time mother and homemaker after retiring as a Researcher/Consultant from the UP Institute for Small Scale Industries in 1987. Now that her children are all college graduates, she devotes her time to grief support, blogging, new media events and using her blogs to promote online advocacies. Her personal blog is at, which garnered numerous awards such as Best Website, Blog Category during the 9th and 10th Philippine Web Awards. Her blog also won in the Blog- Personal Category of the Web Awards 2007 and Globelines Broadband Family Blog Award (in honor of family-oriented blogging) 2007 Philippine Blog Award. Globe also recognized her as Digital Elder in the 2009 Philippine Blog Award.

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One comment

  1. It looks delicious.
    I really love chicken.
    By the way, what is the mean of cannelloni?
    I try to found it in dictionary but I can’t.
    .-= chicken rice recipe´s last blog ..Vietnamese Chicken Rice Recipe =-.

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