I’m a picky eater (as detailed here, here, and even here). One of the things I don’t eat is beef. Don’t ask me why, I just don’t like it. I remember eating steak as a child but as I got older… eww. Occasionally I’ll eat ground beef (strange I know, especially since that’s not the ‘good’ meat) but mostly, I just shy away from it all together.
So, it’s safe to say I made this recipe with the Husband in mind. He looooves meat (like most other red-blooded American males). I’m also a huge fan of dishes that are 1-pot meals and/or require a packaged ingredient (this is how I use up a lot of the things I buy with coupons).
Enter the Beef and Wild Rice Medley from the Taste of Home website. I’ve gotta tell ya, I ate a spoonful of rice and vegis out of the pot when this was done and it was mmm mmm good! I know why the Hubs ate the ENTIRE 4 SERVINGS in one sitting. If you’re looking for a quick, meaty, and delicious meal, this is it! Pair it with a salad and you’re good to go. Enjoy!!!
(picture from Taste of Home)
Beef and Wild Rice Medley
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 lb beef top sirloin steak, cut into ¾-inch cubes
- 1 Tablespoon canola oil
- ¼ cup sliced celery
- ¼ cup julienned green bell pepper
- 2-1/4 cups water
- 1 package (6 oz) long grain and wild rice mix (we used Uncle Ben’s Original)
- 1 small tomato, chopped
- 2 Tablespoons chopped green onion
- In a small bowl, combine the garlic powder, thyme and cayenne. Sprinkle over beef.
- In a large saucepan coated with cooking spray, cook beef in oil until no longer pink; drain. Stir in celery and green pepper; cook 2 minutes longer or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Stir in the water and rice mix with contents of seasoning packet.
- Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 23-28 minutes or until rice is tender. Stir in tomato; heat through. Sprinkle with onion.
I didn’t find a need to drain the meat. There was very little grease to speak of (maybe ½ a teaspoon) so I just left it.
Super easy to get this baby started and then make a salad/set the table while it’s finishing up. You absolutely should try this recipe! I’ll be making this one again soon.
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