Cilantro Orzo and Beef

Fresh southwestern flavors make this extra-lean beef dish a tasty and simple solution to the “What’s for dinner?” question.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 0

Ingredients

3
cups Progresso™ beef flavored broth (from 32-ounce carton)
1 1/2
cups uncooked orzo or rosamarina pasta (9 ounces)
1
can (11 ounces) Green Giant™ SteamCrisp® Niblets® vacuum-packed whole kernel corn, undrained
1
can (4.5 ounces) Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles, undrained
2
teaspoons olive or vegetable oil
1/2
pound cut-up extra-lean beef for stir-fry
1
medium bell pepper, cut into 1/4-inch strips
1/4
cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1 Mix broth, pasta, corn and chilies in 2-quart saucepan. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 10 minutes or until pasta is just tender; remove from heat. Let stand about 5 minutes or until almost all liquid is absorbed.
  • 2 While pasta mixture is cooking, spray 10-inch nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Add oil; heat over medium-high heat. Cook beef and bell pepper in oil about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is brown.
  • 3 Stir beef mixture into pasta mixture. Stir in cilantro.

Expert Tips

Orzo is a tiny pasta shaped like grains of rice. This mini-pasta is ideal for soups, casseroles and one-dish skillet meals.

Make it meatless by replacing the beef with a 15-ounce can of black beans, drained, and the beef broth with veggie broth.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
285
(
Calories from Fat
55 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6 g
6 %
(Saturated Fat
2 g,
2 %
),
Cholesterol
20 mg
20 %;
Sodium
720 mg
720 %;
Total Carbohydrate
45 g
45 %
(Dietary Fiber
3 g
3 %
),
Protein
16 g
16 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
22%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
18%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 1 1/2 Very Lean Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.