Miss Arkansas County Rice, Baylee Currie, spoke to the DeWitt Lion Club during a regular September weeting to promote September as Rice Month.  Arkansas County is the top rice producing county in the State of Arkansas with Arkansas being the top rice producing state in the country. 

Miss Arkansas County Rice 2009



1 lb. ground beef
¼  cup onion, chopped
1 pkg. ranch dressing seasoning mix
1 cup uncooked rice
1 (15 oz.) can ranch style beans, rinsed
1 (10 oz. can Rotel
1 14.5 oz diced tomatoes
1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
3 (8 oz.) cans water
1 can (11 oz.) Mexi corn
5 dashes of Worcestershire sauce
3 dashes of Louisiana Hot Sauce
In electric skillet, brown ground beef and onions and drain.  Season the mixture with salt, pepper, garlic salt, and ranch dressing seasoning mix. Add rice and stir in remaining ingredients. Bring to a rapid simmer, stir, cover and reduce heat to 200 degrees and simmer about 15-20 minutes. Place in serving dish. Garnish with Mexican cheese blend, top center with sour cream, black olives and slice tomatoes.
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