2 1/2 pounds uncooked rice 3 tablespoons chopped dehydrated onions 1 pound diced green bell pepper, diced 1 cup vegetable oil 96 ounces canned diced tomatoes 4 ounces bacon bits 2 tablespoons salt 2 1/3 tablespoons sugar 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 2 teaspoons chili powder 2 cans beef broth
Saute rice, onions, and green pepper in oil until golden brown. Combine tomatoes, bacon bits, salt, sugar, pepper, chili powder, and beef broth with rice mixture. Portion 4 1/4 quarts into 2 (12 x 20 x 2 inch) steam table pans. Bake at 325 degrees F for 55 minutes.
Lee August 21, 2014 COMMENT: Does this have to be covered?
CDKitchen Staff Reply: You shouldn't have to cover it, but if it seems to be absorbing the liquid too quickly then it might be a good idea to cover it for part of the time.
Guest Foodie August 9, 2014 REVIEW:
Recently did a dinner for needy and made Mexican food. Everything turned out except for the rice. It was mushy. We laughed and said it was Mexican sticky rice. Anyway, I will try this at my next dinner. It looks wonderful. Thanks.
Sherri March 25, 2014 REVIEW:
This recipie was great! I made it for a Taco Dinner Fundraiser that we held. People were just raving about how great the rice was. I quadrupled the recipie. We ended up serving 250 people and just had enough rice. I used less oil only 1/2 cup per full recipie. I also used 1/2 cup of fresh chopped onion instead of the dehydrated. Tip for not getting sticky rice. Rinse your rice in a colander under cold water and drain it well. It prevents the rice from sticking.
mikamink October 1, 2013 REVIEW:
I made this recipe about a year for 100 people. It was so good, it is still remembered today - and not by me but by folks that were at the potluck.
Shill eye May 4, 2013 COMMENT: This rice turned out mushy. There wasn't enough liquid. The flavor, however, was wonderful. I will add water or more beef stock next time. Shame all that rice was mushy because I had to add water in the middle.
Barb July 26, 2012 REVIEW:
This recipe is delicious. I made it for a function at work and had numerous requests for the recipe. Worth the effort!!
Craig May 12, 2008 REVIEW:
For my son's Confirmation Party, we had a taco bar. I searched for a Spanish Rice recipe for a large group. Came upon this recipe. It was awesome!!!! Made a double batch. EVERYONE loved it!
I made 2 changes. I used 1/2 cup of OLIVE oil for sauteeing. I added more sugar, as I like a sweeter rice.
Note: I used 2 SMALL cans of beef broth. Recipe didn't state size.
Thanks for the recipe!
Alecia June 11, 2006 REVIEW:
I made this recipe for my sons graduation party. It was a big hit and every bit of it got eaten. I only wish that you could scale the recipe to something that is easily understood. Delisous!!!!!