I Don't Always Do It the Same Way

@porwest (78761)
United States
March 2, 2024 8:28am CST
For dinner last night I just made up a batch of Gorton's beer battered fish filets. They come out crispy and good and are quick and easy to make. We had a salad on the side and I even made some homemade tartar sauce. Nothing special. Just a combination of pickle relish and mayonnaise. Or, in our case, Miracle Whip since we never have real mayonnaise in the house. It's a bit zingier, but still delicious. To top it off, we love Spanish rice around here so I made a batch of that. I don't always do it the same way. But it generally always comes out VERY similar. For this batch I just melted some bacon grease, then added in some chopped onions and fried that up a bit. Then I added in the raw rice and browned it before adding a cup of beef broth, another cup and a half or so of water and 2/3 cup salsa. Simmered it and covered it like normal. Delicious. What went on your dinner table last night, and how do you make your Spanish rice when you make it?
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@nela13 (55698)
• Portugal
2 Mar
Last night I only had soup and an omelet. Your dinner sounds good.
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@nela13 (55698)
• Portugal
6 Mar
@porwest It is a light thing but for me it is enough for dinner.
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@porwest (78761)
• United States
7 Mar
@nela13 I love omelets. My favorite way to eat eggs. Unfortunately, I suck at making them at home so I tend to go for scrambled. lol
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@porwest (78761)
• United States
3 Mar
Soup and an omelet sound delicious. Sometimes that's the perfect dinner.
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@LadyDuck (457918)
• Switzerland
2 Mar
I like battered fish fillets. Your Spanish rice looks very good. I am making Chinese orange chicken for dinner.
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@LadyDuck (457918)
• Switzerland
3 Mar
@porwest I love Spanish rice, it's a good meal even without meat.
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@porwest (78761)
• United States
3 Mar
I stole the picture off the Internet. lol. But my version does look similar and is very good. I just love it.
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@porwest (78761)
• United States
3 Mar
@LadyDuck I would still need to have something with it. But I definitely agree. It's just good eats.
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@GardenGerty (157546)
• United States
3 Mar
We had a "bowl" type dinner. It is inspired by a fast food dish but better. Taco John's sells "Potato Oles" which are tater crowns topped with various things like meat, cheese, guacamole and salsa. I do not even remember what goes in theirs. I had made a cheesy dip earlier this week with Rotel tomatoes and black beans in a cheese sauce that had melted cheese loaf kicked up with some extra cheddar and pepper jack. I used lean ground beef to make up "taco meat" . Both were put over tater tots. We then added chopped onion, salsa, chips to finish it off. It was "use what we have" my sour cream had gone bad and I did not have any guacamole. It was very tasty. My Spanish rice often involves Rotel, and whatever broth I have. Sometimes also bell peppers and onions.
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@porwest (78761)
• United States
5 Mar
Damn. I have to admit, that sounds REALLY good. Can you provide a picture of what it looks like?
@NJChicaa (115972)
• United States
2 Mar
Miracle Whip is the devil
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@NJChicaa (115972)
• United States
3 Mar
@porwest so gross
@porwest (78761)
• United States
3 Mar
No it's not. lol
@Hannihar (129388)
• Israel
3 Mar
@porwest I do not eat dinner and do not make Spanish rice.
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@Hannihar (129388)
• Israel
4 Mar
@porwest During the week I eat breakfast and lunch and on Saturdays lunch and a meal not in the evening but some hours after I eat lunch. I eat meat for lunch and when want milk products have to wait till I can eat them after the meat. I really do not have a main meal.
@porwest (78761)
• United States
3 Mar
I would take it another meal during the day is your main meal?
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@LindaOHio (155957)
• United States
3 Mar
I remember my mother making Spanish rice; and it always had a tomato base. I had a DQ Chicken Strip Basket - chicken strips, fries, Texas toast....Yum! Have a good day.
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@porwest (78761)
• United States
5 Mar
Yeah, you can use tomato sauce, and I think most recipes call for it. I like to use salsa because I tend to like the added ingredients and flavor it offers.
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@much2say (53960)
• Los Angeles, California
2 Mar
We did "taco salad" last night! Although we eat all kinds of rice here, I normally do not make Spanish rice - I don't know why. I use a rice cooker since my rice never comes out good over the stove .
@Tampa_girl7 (48908)
• United States
2 Mar
We had spicy baked chicken and baked sweet potatoes.
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@porwest (78761)
• United States
3 Mar
You lost me at spicy, but I am not going to lob any complaints. lol
@RasmaSandra (73368)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
2 Mar
Your dinner sounds delicious. I have never made Spanish rice but have had it in restaurants. I had a pork sausage patty with BBQ sauce and some tater tots,
@JudyEv (325601)
• Rockingham, Australia
3 Mar
I need rice tonight with leftover casserole. Maybe I'll try out some Spanish rice.
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@porwest (78761)
• United States
3 Mar
Spanish rice is really good and so easy to make.
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@franxav (13601)
• India
2 Mar
My mouth is watering ??
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@porwest (78761)
• United States
3 Mar
Sorry about that, in advance. lol
@MarieCoyle (28421)
2 Mar
I haven't made Spanish rice in quite a while. My son doesn't care for it for some reason, but he loves rice other ways so we have it regularly. I love fish, especially baked. Sounds just fine to me! I made my Grandma's old fashioned salmon cakes. We love them, and I need to have them more often. We had broccoli and baked potatoes, easy and good.
@Beestring (13306)
• Hong Kong
2 Mar
That looks delicious. Had fried potatoes with minced pork.
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@porwest (78761)
• United States
3 Mar
It's a picture off the Internet, but mine looked similar, and it was delicious.
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• Cloverdale, Indiana
2 Mar
Man you making all this good food it's killing me to read about when I get back in the cabin I'm going to have to go to your post & find them all so I can make me a list of them to eat.
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@porwest (78761)
• United States
5 Mar
You are welcome. I think. Although don't scold me if you put on a few pounds. It wasn't my fault...kinda. lol