Turn a rice and pasta blend into an easy main dish by stirring in hearty ground beef and colorful vegetables.
pound lean ground beef
cups hot water
cup baby-cut carrots, cut lengthwise in half
tablespoon butter or margarine
package (6.4 ounces) four-cheese rice and pasta blend
cups broccoli flowerets
cup cherry or grape tomatoes, cut in half
Cook beef in 12-inch skillet over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until brown; drain.
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.
Stir in broccoli. Cover and cook 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Stir in tomatoes. Cook uncovered about 1 minute or until heated.
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 PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving
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Exchanges:2 Starch; 1 Vegetable; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.