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Beef & Vegetable Fried Rice

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Cook Time: 20 min.
Pea pods add a nice crunch to this savory presentation of beef and vegetable fried rice.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp grated fresh ginger or 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 package (6 ounces) frozen pea pods
  • 3 cups cold cooked rice
  • 3 Tbs soy sauce
  • 2 tsp dark sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions

Directions

  • Brown ground beef with garlic and ginger in large nonstick skillet over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes or until beef is not pink, breaking beef up into 3/4-inch crumbles. Remove beef with slotted spoon. Pour off drippings.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons water in same skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add bell pepper and pea pods; cook 3 minutes or until pepper is crisp-tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in rice, soy sauce and sesame oil.
  • Return beef to skillet; heat through. Stir in green onions.
Recipe courtesy of the National Cattleman’s Beef Association

Nutrition Facts

Calories 511
  Calories from Fat 242 (47%)
(40%)Total Fat 26g
(49%)Saturated Fat 10g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 11g
(28%)Cholesterol 85mg
(22%)Sodium 533mg
(15%)Potassium 532mg
Total Carbohydrate 40g
(11%)Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 2g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(51%)Protein 26g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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