Farmer’s Market Vegetable, Beef & Brown Rice Bowl - 1 Guiding Stars
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When the farmer’s market is bursting with fresh and fascinating vegetables, fill your bag up with any veg that strikes your fancy and sub them in for the summer squash and asparagus in this recipe. This flexible dish is a delicious way to try new veggies.



  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 2 tsp. thyme
  • 2 tsp. oregano
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ⅛ tsp. pepper


  • 1 lb. beef top round steak
  • 1½ cups brown rice
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 2 cups asparagus pieces
  • 1 med. yellow squash, halved and sliced
  • 1 cup diced, seeded tomatoes
  • 1 cup cooked chickpeas
  • ¼ cup sliced fresh basil
  • ½ tsp. salt


  1. Combine marinade ingredients in small bowl. Place beef steak and ¼ cup marinade in plastic bag; turn steak to coat. Close and secure bag and marinate in refrigerator (1-6 hours). Reserve remaining marinade in refrigerator for dressing.
  2. Cook rice according to package directions and keep warm.
  3. Remove steak from marinade and discard used marinade. Set broiler to high and place steak on the top rack on a broiler pan. Broil for medium-rare doneness, flipping once (5-6 minutes per side). Remove and keep warm.
  4. While steak is cooking, heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add asparagus and squash; cook until tender (7-8 minutes). Toss with rice, tomatoes, beans, basil, salt, and remaining marinade.
  5. Carve steak into thin slices and serve over rice salad.
Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 475; Total Fat 21g (27% Daily Value); Saturated Fat 5.5g (26% DV); Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 47mg (16% DV); Sodium 450mg (20% DV); Total Carbohydrate 49g (18% DV); Dietary Fiber 5.5g (19% DV); Total Sugars 6g; Includes 3g Added Sugars (6% DV); Protein 23g; Vitamin D 0% DV; Calcium 4% DV; Iron 25% DV; Potassium 15% DV; Vitamin B12 90% DV; Manganese 80% DV; Molybdenum 80% DV.
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