This recipe comes to us courtesy of Rose Krebs. She recently tried it because it’s relatively quick and easy.
- ½ pound lean ground beef
- 1 cup onion, chopped
- 1 cup celery, chopped
- 1 cup green pepper, cubed
- 3 ½ cups tomatoes, diced
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon paprika
- 1 cup frozen peas
- 1 cup uncooked rice, preferably brown
- 1 ½ cups water
- In a large skillet, brown ground beef and drain fat.
- Add rest of ingredients and stir to combine.
- Cover and bring to a boil.
- Reduce to low heat and simmer for 35 minutes.
- Calories: 201
- Total fat: 5g
- Saturated fat: 2g
- Cholesterol: 16mg
- Sodium: 164mg
- Total fiber: 3g
- Protein: 9g
- Carbs: 31g
- Potassium: 449 mg
- If you don’t want to use beef, substitute ground turkey or chicken, reducing the grams of fat.
- For more color, add some chopped yellow and red peppers
- Feel free to add other herbs or spices
- The original recipe uses white rice. Brown rice would be healthier and add more fiber.
- Also, if you want to add more flavor, use stock instead of the water. But be careful with the sodium content. Trader Joe’s has cooking stock with a very low sodium content.