16 oz Beef ground 93% lean 7% fat raw
1 cup, chopped Onions raw
14.5 oz Tomatoes diced canned
1 cup Rice white long grain dry uncooked
1/4 tsp, leaves Oregano dried
1 1/2 tsp Cumin seed ground or whole
1 cup, shredded Cheddar cheese
1 cup, shredded or chopped Lettuce iceberg raw
- Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add beef and onion. Cook until beef is browned - about 8-10 minutes.
- Stir in tomatoes, rice, water, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, dried oregano, paprika, ground cumin, salt, and black pepper. Bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until rice is tender (about 25 minutes).
- Top with cheese and lettuce.
This recipe will also work with leftover rice of any type, as well as instant rice. You need about 2 cups of cooked rice for the recipe. If you use leftover rice, then you do not need to add water or simmer for 25 minutes. If you use instant rice, then use the amount of water listed on the package to cook 2 cups of rice.
You can top this dish with fresh vegetables such as chopped tomatoes, sweet peppers, avocado, green onion, parsley, cilantro, or onion. Just be sure to log these additional vegetables in your meal log, along with the recipe.