Spanish Style Rice

         Yield: 4 Servings
Categories: Spanish, Ethnic, Rice

1/2 lb Mushrooms, sliced 4 tb Margarine Salt & pepper 2 tb Sweet wine or sherry 1 sm Onion, chopped 1 Garlic clove, minced 2 tb Olive oil 1 1/2 c Long grain rice 1 md Breen bell pepper, diced 4 md Tomatoes, chopped 3 c Hot water 3 Whole cloves 1 Bay leaf 1 ds Cayenne Parsley for garnish Saute mushrooms in 2 tb margarine for a few minutes. Add salt & pepper. Cover & remove from heat. Saute the onion & garlic in the oil & remaining margarine. Raise heat a little & add the rice, stirring till well coated. Add green pepper, tomatoes, hot water, cloves, bay leaf, cayenne, mushrooms & stir. Cover, reduce heat & simmer for 15 minutes. Add wine after about 10 minutes. Remove cloves & bay leaf & sprinkle with parsley before serving. Vera Gewanter, "A Passion for Vegetables"