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Kickin' Cajun Dirty Rice

Kickin' Cajun Dirty Rice

Dirty rice mix makes this Cajun main dish a snap to make.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef (75% to 80% lean)
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 (5.7 to 8 ounce) package Cajun-style dirty rice mix
  • Water, as needed
  • 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained

Instructions

  1. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add ground beef; cook for 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 3/4-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally.
  2. Pour off drippings.
  3. 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.
  4. Stir in tomatoes. Cook until heated through, stirring occasionally.

Total Time: 40 min | Yield: 4 servings

Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed Ground Beef. Ground Beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160 degrees 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.

Recipe and photo credit: Beef Checkoff


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