When I was contacted to try out a couple of the new culinary classics from Red Gold tomatoes one of the things that surprised me most was that they’re grown right here in Michigan, as well as in Ohio and Indiana. All this time I’ve been buying locally grown product and I never knew it. What makes it even better is that this new line is being sold locally at Meijer stores in the Detroit area!
When I first received the tomatoes I couldn’t decide what to do with them… there were so many choices! It was the diced tomatoes with chipotle that stood out though and I finally decided to make a Spanish rice casserole with them. Now, I’ll be the first to tell you that this recipe is more of the fly by the seat of your pants type thing and you can change it up anyway you want.
1 – 1 lbs of hamburger (you could also use ground turkey, ground chicken, cut up chicken, or leave the meat out)
1 medium onion diced
1 tsp garlic (add more or leave it out)
1 carton of broth (chicken, beef, or vegetable)
Rice (white or brown – I used brown Minute Rice)
1 28 oz can of Red Gold diced tomatoes with chipotle
2 cups of Shredded cheese (you can add more if you’d like or leave it out)
Note: I left out the amounts of rice & broth on purpose. You can make as much or as little as you like for this casserole depending on how many you need to feed or how much meat to rice ratio you like. I made about 3 cups of cooked rice.
Brown the meat in a pan and once it’s almost done add in the onions and garlic. Cook until the onions are almost translucent and then add the tomatoes and spices. While the meat is browning cook the rice until it is partially done and set aside.
Once the meat is done mix the rice into and let it simmer for 5 – 10 minutes.
Stir in about half of the cheese and pour into a baking dish and top with the rest of the cheese.
Bake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for 15 – 20 minutes. Really all you want is for the cheese to get all melty & bubbly.
And you’re ready for dinner! Serve with tortillas or alone. You can add pretty much any kind of toppings that you can think of with this. For me avocado’s and black beans would be perfect!
Just a note…. this is a bit on the spicy side but with sour cream or guacamole you can cool it off if you don’t like the heat.
Are you interested in trying out the new Culinary Classics from Red Gold?
You can win a prize pack from them and all you have to do is leave a comment telling me how you would use one of the two varieties of Red Gold tomatoes I have pictured above. That’s it!
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I received Red Gold tomatoes to review, but all thoughts and opinions are mine.
And because the DSLR wasn’t handy I used my favorite piece of technology ever to the awesome pics for this post… my iPhone! Because of that I’m linking up with the incredible Liz & KLZ for #iPPP!