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One Skillet German Rice Dinner – Oma's Reistopf

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This German rice dish, aka Reistopf, is so quick and easy to make.  It is similar to a recipe for risotto – but you use regular long grain white rice and add meat as well. 

In the photo below, I've added diced red pepper along with the canned tomatoes and mushrooms. Not necessary, but nice. Try adding some green and/or yellow peppers as well.

Oma's 30-minute German rice dinner

You can serve the rice with any vegetable - the dinner above is served with butternut squash - just cook some frozen veggies if you're in a hurry. Of course, this is just as delicious made without the meat and used as a side dish to a meat main dish.

If you end up with leftover rice, put it in a casserole dish, add a can of condensed mushroom soup, and about ½ can of milk. Add some vegetables if you have any. Stir. Sprinkle cheese on top. Cover and refrigerate.

Tomorrow,  just take from the fridge, bake it uncovered at 350°F for about ½ hour or until hot. Another easy fast dinner recipe and different than today's.

Rice and Corned Beef – Hubby's fav

This rice dinner dish is one I actually learned from my hubby. He recalled his Mutti making something that contained rice, tomato sauce, and corned beef (the type that's sold in a can).



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One Skillet German Rice Dinner – Oma's Reistopf

This German rice dish, aka Reistopf, is so quick and easy to make.  It is similar to a risotto - but you use regular long grain white rice and add meat as well. 

You can add diced red or green pepper if you wish. Here's I've served it with butternut squash, a family favorite.

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

30 minutes

Total Time

40 minutes

Servings:

Makes 6 servings

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons oil or butter
  • 1 onion, chopped 
  • 2 cups white long grain rice
  • 28 ounces can tomatoes, diced or sliced 
  • 10 ounces can mushrooms, sliced 
  • 2 cups leftover ham or other cooked meat, in chunks
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon Vegeta powder (or about 1 teaspoon seasoning salt)
  • parsley, salt, pepper

Instructions:

  1. In a large saucepan, heat oil/butter. Soften and slightly brown onion. Add rice. Stir and brown slightly over high heat.
  2. Add canned tomatoes (with liquid), canned mushrooms (with liquid), meat, and about 2 cups water. Add Vegeta powder. Stir. Cover and bring to simmer.
  3. Simmer on medium-low heat, covered, stirring occasionally and adding extra water as necessary. Cook until rice is tender, about 20 minutes. 
  4. Season with parsley and extra salt and pepper as needed.

Notes/Hints:

  • Use salt and pepper if you do not have Vegeta.
  • Add other canned vegetables if desired; omit mushrooms if desired.
  • Add a can of corned beef about 5 minutes before the rice is cooked.
  • Instead of the canned tomatoes, add a can of tomato sauce.
  • If you have any leftover gravy, add it. 
  • If you want to serve this as a side dish to meat, omit the meat in the rice.
  • Serve this with butternut squash, as I have in the photo above.

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This German rice recipe is so simple and economical. It's easy to alter according to your tastes. It's also easy to extend it with a few extra cans of vegetables and feed a crowd.


Ingredients: onion, oil, rice, canned tomatoes, mushrooms, ham, seasoning,

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