Beef Spanish Rice - 2 Guiding Stars
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This rice dish is packed with aromatic veggies and flavorful spices for a simple weeknight dinner option that will have your mouth watering for very little work.


  • 2 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic, divided
  • 1 lb. beef top round, thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp. vegetable oil, divided
  • ⅛ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped bell pepper
  • 1½ cups water
  • 1 cup white rice
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 (14.5 oz.) can diced tomatoes with green chilies, undrained
  • 1 (15 oz.) can black beans, rinsed and drained


  1. Combine lime juice, chili powder, and 1 teaspoon of garlic in a medium bowl. Toss with beef to coat.
  2. Heat 1 teaspoon of oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté beef until browned (3-4 minutes). Season with salt and pepper and set aside.
  3. Heat remaining 1 teaspoon of oil in same skillet. Add onion, bell pepper, and remaining 1 teaspoon of garlic and sauté until tender (2-3 minutes).
  4. Stir in water, rice, and cumin. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer until not quite tender (15 minutes). Add tomatoes to cooked rice, and cook until liquid is absorbed (3-5 minutes).
  5. Add beef and beans. Cook and stir until heated through (1-2 minutes). Serve hot.
Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 525; Total Fat 12.5g (16% Daily Value); Saturated Fat 4g (21% DV); Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 78mg (26% DV); Sodium 630mg (27% DV); Total Carbohydrate 66g (24% DV); Dietary Fiber 9.5g (34% DV); Total Sugars 6g; Includes 0g Added Sugars (0% DV); Protein 36g; Vitamin D 0% DV; Calcium 6% DV; Iron 35% DV; Potassium 20% DV; Molybdenum 110% DV; Niacin 90% DV; Vitamin B12 90% DV.
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