Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Turkey, Rice, Bean Bowl

This is healthy and super easy. You can also vary the ingredients depending on what you have in the kitchen. Any type of beans will work and it also could be made with a different type of ground meat. To spice it up (if you don't have kids) you can use a can of Ro-tel instead of just plain diced tomatoes. And one more thing.... I have a special way to cook rice that doesn't make it stick to the pan and it is never overcooked.

1 pound ground turkey
1 cup brown rice
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can diced tomatoes
1 tbsp olive oil
kosher salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 cup shredded cheese (cheddar or whatever you have around)

Cooking rice:
Fill a large saucepan with water and bring to a boil. When water is boiling, add rice and cover, adjust heat so it is still boiling but not overflowing the pan. Set timer for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, drain rice and put back in saucepan and cover. Let sit and steam with top on saucepan for about 10 minutes. And rice is done!

In large saute pan add olive oil and put on medium high heat. Add ground turkey cook until no longer see pink. Add pinch of salt, pepper and garlic powder. Add can of tomatoes and black beans, mix well, and reduce temperature to low. Add rice when it is finished cooking. Sprinkle with cheese and put top on pan until cheese is melted. Serve hot.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Liz! We tried this recipe and it was a hit. Mia and Will loved it!