Arroz con Carne
(Rice with Meat)


6 servings: 1 cup per serving

Diabetic Exchanges: 2 Meat, Medium Fat, 2 Starch/Bread and 1 Fat


1 pound lean hamburger meat   1 No. 303 canned tomatoes
2 tablespoons fat (from meat)   1 garlic clove
1 cup rice, uncooked   2 teaspoons salt
1/2 cup onion, chopped   Comino (optional)


Place the meat in a large skillet and brown. Drain the excess fat. In a separate skillet, place 2 tablespoons of the fat, and brown the rice to a golden color. Drain all the fat from the rice. Combine the ground meat and the rice. Add the onion; cook for 1 minute. Add the crushed tomatoes and other spices. Add 2 cups of water. Cover and allow to simmer for 25 minutes or until rice is tender and most of the liquid is gone.