Any Way You Want It Rice

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Anyway You Want It Ricesource: Miikka H

This dish is very loosely based on the Curried Rice recipe in Louise Newton’s Good Recipes For Hard Times. I’ve used the same basic proportions and concept but changed everything else.

The main recipe is for the plain version. Variations are listed below.


1 cup raw rice

2 tablespoons oil

1 large onion

1 green pepper

1 cup flavored tomato sauce

2 cups onion soup  or 2 cups water plus onion soup mix

1 tsp salt

1/8 tsp pepper

extra water


Saute onion and green pepper in hot oil till just soft. Add rice and cook till slightly transparent. Add liquid and seasonings. Cover.


You will probably need to add additional water. So check  and stir periodically or the rice will stick to the bottom of the pot.


Indian Version: Add curry and thyme to taste.

Italian Version: Skip the pepper. Add oregano, garlic and basil to taste.

Mexican Version: Add garlic powder, a small amount of chili powder, and a small amount of cumin.


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