Gingered Rice and Beef

Start with a package of fried rice mix and end up with a delicious dinner in half an hour.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1
lb extra-lean (at least 90%) ground beef
1
tablespoon grated gingerroot
1
box (6.2 oz) fried rice-flavor rice and vermicelli mix (with seasoning packet)
2
cups water
1
medium red bell pepper, coarsely chopped (1 cup)
2
cups Green Giant Select™ Valley Fresh Steamers™ frozen sugar snap peas (from 12 oz bag)

  • 1 In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook ground beef and gingerroot over medium-high heat until beef is thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently. Drain.
  • 2 Add rice and vermicelli mix with contents of seasoning packet; cook and stir 2 minutes. Add water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 3 Stir in bell pepper and sugar snap peas; cover and cook 5 to 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally.

Expert Tips

You’ll find the rice and vermicelli mix where the rice mixes are located in the grocery store. The fried rice variety contains almonds, which add flavor and crunch to this dish.

Use 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger instead of the fresh gingerroot.

Fresh sugar snap peas can be used instead of the frozen.

Pick up some frozen egg rolls to heat and serve with this dish.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 1/3 Cups
Calories
335
(
Calories from Fat
65),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
),
Cholesterol
70mg
70%;
Sodium
510mg
510%;
Total Carbohydrate
36g
36%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
32g
32%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
42%;
Vitamin C
72%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
26%;
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 3 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.