Recipe for Judy's Spanish Rice


    Judy's Spanish Rice

    1 1/4 cups Minute rice
    1 cup water
    1 small bell pepper, chopped
    1 small onion, chopped
    2 stalks celery, sliced
    1/4 pound ground beef
    16 ounces diced tomatoes
    1/3 cup Pace hot Picante sauce or salsa
    1/4 cup reduced fat Cheddar cheese
    Pepper to taste

    Combine rice and 1 cup of boiling water; set aside.

    In skillet sprayed with nonstick cooking spray, cook celery, bell pepper and onion until softened; set aside.

    Brown ground beef, drain fat and add to rice with vegetables, tomatoes with their liquid, Picante sauce, and pepper. Cook over low heat until warm.

    Transfer to baking dish and add cheddar cheese. Place under broiler to melt cheese.

    Serves: 6

    Per Serving: 97 Calories; 6g Fat (50.8% calories from fat); 5g Protein; 7g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 17mg Cholesterol; 62mg Sodium

    Exchanges: 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 Vegetable; 1 Fat