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Mexican Skillet Rice

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(NC) - Whole grain brown rice, seasoned with Mexican-inspired spices and ingredients, takes this skillet to the max. Gluten-free and full of fresh ingredients, it offers celiacs a flavourful and healthy recipe option.

Ingredients:

    Mexican Skillet Rice
  • 1 lb lean ground beef or turkey 500 g
  • 1 chopped medium onion 1
  • 1 tsp chili powder 5 mL
  • 1 tsp ground cumin 5 mL
  • 1/2 tsp salt 2 mL
  • 3 cups cooked brown rice 750 mL
  • 1 16 oz (475 mL) can pinto beans, drained 1
  • 2 4 oz (118 mL) cans diced green chilies 2
  • 1 seeded and chopped tomato (optional) 1
  • Shredded Cheddar cheese (optional)
  • Fresh cilantro for garnish (optional)

Directions:

In large skillet over medium-high heat, cook meat until brown, stirring to crumble; drain fat. Add onion, chili powder, cumin and salt; cook until onion is tender. Stir in rice, beans and chiles; cook until heated through. Top with tomato, cheese and cilantro, if desired.

Source: www.riceinfo.com

Serving Size: Makes 6 Servings

Nutritional Information: Per Serving: about 398 cal, 20 g pro, 18 g fat, 39 g carb, 7 g fibre, 57 mg chol, 608 mg sodium.


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