Kickin' Cajun Dirty Rice
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Total Recipe Time: 40 minutes
Makes 4 servings
1 pound Ground Beef (75% to 80% lean)
1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
1 package (5.7 to 8 ounces) Cajun-style dirty rice mix
Water, as needed
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, drained
|1.||Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add Ground Beef; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 3/4-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally. Pour off drippings.
|2.||Stir in rice mix and water amount indicated in package directions, omitting oil or margarine; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook according to time indicated in package directions or until rice is tender.|
|3.||Stir in tomatoes. Cook until heated through, stirring occasionally.|
Cook's Tip: Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed Bround Beef. Ground Beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of Ground Beef doneness.
Nutrition information per serving: 393 calories; 15 g fat (6 g saturated fat; 7 g monounsaturated fat); 76 mg cholesterol; 757 mg sodium; 35 g carbohydrate; 3.6 g fiber; 28 g protein; 5.1 mg niacin; 0.4 mg vitamin B6; 2.4 mcg vitamin B12; 3.5 mg iron; 18.5 mcg selenium; 5.5 mg zinc.
This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium and zinc; and a good source of fiber.