Beefy Rice Skillet

Turn a rice and pasta blend into an easy main dish by stirring in hearty ground beef and colorful vegetables.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1
pound lean ground beef
2 1/2
cups hot water
3/4
cup baby-cut carrots, cut lengthwise in half
1
tablespoon butter or margarine
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
package (6.4 ounces) four-cheese rice and pasta blend
1 1/2
cups broccoli flowerets
1/2
cup cherry or grape tomatoes, cut in half

  • 1 Cook beef in 12-inch skillet over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until brown; drain.
  • 2 Stir water, carrots, butter, pepper, rice mixture and contents of seasoning packet into beef. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and cook about 15 minutes or until rice and carrots are almost tender.
  • 3 Stir in broccoli. Cover and cook 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Stir in tomatoes. Cook uncovered about 1 minute or until heated.

Expert Tips

If you're not thinking beef tonight, substitute ground turkey instead.

Make this recipe even easier by simply purchasing already-cut veggies in the produce section or at the salad bar in the grocery store.

When the cook is looking for a fuss-free night, serve this family-pleasing skillet meal with your favorite bakery rolls, sliced tomatoes and cucumbers, and brownies.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
450
(
Calories from Fat
205),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
23g
23%
(Saturated Fat
9g,
9%
),
Cholesterol
75mg
75%;
Sodium
590mg
590%;
Total Carbohydrate
33g
33%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
),
Protein
28g
28%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
18%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 1 Vegetable; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.