Sunday, November 16, 2008

Julia's Revenge

My mom always called this Julia's revenge, in reference to Julia Child, because it only uses one pot and is so quick and easy.


1 lb. hamburger
1 medium onion, chopped
1 - 28 oz can stewed tomatoes, undrained
1 can corn, drained (optional)
1-1/2 cups uncooked white rice
2 to 2-1/2 cups water
salt and pepper to taste
shredded cheese, any kind

Brown hamburger and onion in a large pot. Drain. Drain tomato liquid into a 4 cup measuring cup. Add tomatoes to the pot and break up if necessary, also add corn if using ( Ialways use corn because we like it that way. Add enough water to tomato juice to measure 3 cups, pour into pot and bring to a boil. Add the rice and some salt and pepper (maybe 1/4 tsp pepper and 1/2 tsp salt to start, I don't know because I never measure it) and stir everything together. Reduce heat (low or med-low), cover and simmer 20-30* minutes until rice is done. Add more salt and pepper if necessary. Top with shredded cheese.

During cooking time, check occasionally to make sure rice isn't sticking to the bottom of the pan.


Adriane said...

I'm so glad that you posted this recipe. I've been craving it off and on for years but couldn't remember how to make it. I'm sure that I would have figured it out if I had really thought about it though.

Audrey said...

Everyone, meet my sister Adriane, who must have found us through my blogger profile...

You could have called me for the recipe you know, it wouldn't be the first time you've done that.