Cheesy Beef and Rice Casserole

 

 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2½ c. water
  • 2 c. brown rice
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 zucchini, halved and cut into ¼ inch slices
  • 1 yellow squash, halved and cut into ¼ inch slices
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp. basil
  • ½ tsp. sea salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • 1 lb. organic lean ground beef
  • ¾ c. shredded reduced fat Monterey Jack cheese
Instructions
  1. In a medium saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add rice, cover and simmer about 45 minutes.
  2. Cook 1 lb. ground beef in a nonstick skillet over medium heat until no longer pink.
  3. During the last 5 minutes of cooking time, pour olive oil into a nonstick skillet and place over medium heat. Add zucchini, yellow squash, and garlic to the pan. Sprinkle with basil, salt and pepper and saute for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add cooked rice and ground beef to vegetables, cover with lid and cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Stir vegetables and rice together and top with cheese. Place lid on top for 1 minute.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1½ cups Calories: 259 Fat: 6 g Carbohydrates: 40 g Protein: 10 g
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