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Tex-Mex Skillet Fried Rice

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Tex-Mex Skillet Fried Rice
  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Servings 6
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A little bit fried rice and a little bit beef taco, this skillet mashup is a quick and easy dinner option that’s easy to customize with all your favorite taco toppings.
Updated Jul 21, 2017

Ingredients

  • 1 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
  • 1 package (1 oz) Old El Paso™ original taco seasoning mix
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup diced yellow onions
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup Cascadian Farm™ frozen organic sweet corn
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups cooked white rice
  • 1 can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese (4 oz)
  • Diced avocado, fresh cilantro leaves, sliced green onions, Old El Paso™ Thick 'n Chunky salsa, if desired
Make With
Make With
Old El Paso

Steps

  • 1
    In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until brown. Drain; return to skillet. Stir in taco seasoning mix and water; heat to simmering over medium heat. Cook 1 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened. Transfer to large bowl, and set aside; carefully wipe out skillet.
  • 2
    Add oil to skillet; heat over medium-high heat. Add onions, bell pepper, frozen corn and salt. Cook 7 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until vegetables are tender and beginning to brown on edges.
  • 3
    Add rice and green chiles; cook 4 to 6 minutes, stirring frequently to break up rice, until heated through. Stir in beef mixture; cook 1 to 2 minutes longer to heat through.
  • 4
    Remove from heat. Top with cheese; cover and let stand 1 to 3 minutes or until cheese melts.
  • 5
    Top with remaining ingredients.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Don’t have cooked white rice from leftovers or takeout? Frozen cooked white rice is a nice staple to keep in the freezer to help ease the dinner rush on weeknights.
  • tip 2
    Make it your own! Try adding Sriracha or chile garlic sauce; experiment with different shredded cheeses, or mix up the diced veggies for your own twist on this easy meal.

Nutrition

500 Calories, 27g Total Fat, 27g Protein, 35g Total Carbohydrate, 4g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
500
Calories from Fat
250
Total Fat
27g
42%
Saturated Fat
10g
49%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
85mg
28%
Sodium
1040mg
44%
Potassium
390mg
11%
Total Carbohydrate
35g
12%
Dietary Fiber
1g
7%
Sugars
4g
Protein
27g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
30%
30%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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