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Spanish Style Beef and Rice

A hearty one pot meal perfect for hungry people.
This can easily be changed into a vegetarian recipe by sustituting kidney beans or lentils for the beef.

Ingredients

  • 500g low fat minced beef

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 1 medium green capsicum, chopped

  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

  • 800g tin chopped tomatoes

  • 1 medium zucchini, grated

  • 0.5 cup tomato paste

  • 1 and 1/3 cups Basmati rice

  • 2 cups boiling water(add more water if necessary)

  • salt to taste

  • pepper to taste

Method

  • 1.

    Spray a large non-stick pot with cooking oil spray and heat up.

  • 2.

    Add onion, capsicum and garlic and cook for 2 minutes.

  • 3.

    Add beef and brown well. Make sureyoiu break the meat up as you cook.

  • 4.

    Add tomatoes, zucchini,tomato paste, water, salt and pepper.

  • 5.

    Add rice and stir to distribute rice evenly.

  • 6.

    Simmer gently for about 20 minutes or until rice is cooked.

  • 7.

    Stir 3 or 4 times during cooking time.

  • 8.

    Add extra water if needed.

Notes

If you prefer to use brown rice the cooking time is about 40 minutes.
Extra grated veges can be added to bulk out the meal.

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