Monday, February 19, 2007

Hillbilly Kickin' Cajun Dirty Rice

1pound ground beef (75% to 80% lean)
1medium green bell pepper, chopped
1package (5.7 to 8 ounces) Cajun-style dirty rice mix
Water, as needed
1can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, drained
1.Brown ground beef with bell pepper in large nonstick skillet over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes or until beef is not pink, breaking up into 3/4-inch crumbles. Pour off drippings.
2.Stir in rice mix and water amount indicated in package directions, omitting oil or margarine; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook according to time indicated in package directions or until rice is tender.
3.Stir in tomatoes. Cook until heated through, stirring occasionally.
Makes 4 servings.
Nutrition information per serving: 393 calories; 15 g fat (6 g saturated fat; 7 g monounsaturated fat); 76 mg cholesterol; 757 mg sodium; 35 g carbohydrate; 3.6 g fiber; 28 g protein; 5.1 mg niacin; 0.4 mg vitamin B6; 2.4 mcg vitamin B12; 3.5 mg iron; 18.5 mcg selenium; 5.5 mg zinc.

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