On Tuesday we posted a recipe representing baseball’s Texas Rangers in the World Series edition of our first recipe showdown. Today, we travel to The City by the Bay to uncover one of San Francisco’s signature recipes.
Turns out, San Francisco has a fantastically diverse culture, which creates a culinary landscape so varied that hardly a single food item stands out as uniquely San Franciscan. So we turned to uniquely San Franciscan companies and landed, pretty much immediately, on Rice-A-Roni (a.k.a. “The San Francisco Treat”). Behold, a dish worthy of representing the San Francisco Giants, right down to its shared team colors.
RICE-A-RONI SEASONED BEEF AND RICE
- 1 package RICE-A-RONI Beef
- 1 pound ground beef or turkey
- 2 tablespoons margarine
- 2 1/2 cups water
- 1 cup corn (optional)
- 3/4 cup salsa (optional)
In large skillet, cook 1 lb. ground beef or turkey until no longer pink; drain. Stir in rice-vermicelli mix, 2 Tbsp. margarine, 2 1/2 cups water and Special Seasonings; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer 15-20 min. or until rice is tender.
COOKING TIPS AND VARIATIONS
Add 1 cup corn during last 5 min. of simmering. Stir in 3/4 cup salsa before serving.