— Amber Trejo M.S., beRevolutionarie Nutritionist
Makes 3 servings
This is the easiest meal and most convenient meal I think I have ever made. It is also one of those meals that you make once and you get 3 days worth of deliciousness out of it. This savory dish is filling as it has fiber, antioxidants, and packed with protein. You can also play around with this dish by mixing up the types of vegetables you use in here. I chose the standard frozen organic corn, peas, and carrots mix, but feel free to use a frozen bell pepper mix or the 365 California blend of frozen veggies. I prefer using frozen veggie mixes because it reduces food waste, it’s cheaper, easier to cook, and is an easier way to eat more of a variety of vegetables.
The star of this meal is the lean beef. Did you know that beef supplies us with 10 different essential nutrients? Yep that’s right, one 3 oz serving of beef is serving you with 14% of your daily value of iron, 41% of B12, 39% zinc, 38% selenium, 20% phosphorus, and 13% of your daily value of choline, just to name a few! You are also getting 51% of your recommended daily intake of protein per serving. Beef is a high-quality protein meaning it contains all 9 of the essential amino acids that your body can not make on its own and needs from food. These essential nutrients are super important for various bodily functions for optimal wellbeing and a serving of 3 ounces of lean beef is less than 10 grams of fat! Choosing lean cuts of beef and extra lean ground beef in moderation can actually be part of a heart-healthy diet too.
Brown and white rice can get boring, so I will mix it up with red rice. Red rice is different from brown and white rice because it contains antioxidants called anthocyanins, the same antioxidants found in berries! Red rice is also higher in fiber than its white and brown counterparts. If you have been following my beRevolutionarie recipe blogs, you already know how important fiber is to include in our diet!
What You Need:
- 1 Package of grass-fed organic 93% lean ground beef
- 1 cup red rice
- 1½ Cup frozen mixed vegetables (corn, peas, and carrots)
- 1 Tbsp Teriyaki coconut aminos
- Dash of garlic salt
What To Do:
- In a saucepan, boil 1 cup of water and then add the rice, reduce heat, cover with a lid and let simmer for 30 minutes until water is absorbed.
- 10 minutes before rice is done cooking, add the frozen vegetables, a dash of garlic salt, stir, and put the lid back on for the remainder of the 10 minutes.
- Heat up a separate fry pan on medium-high heat and once the pan is hot enough add the package of beef. Break it up with a spatula and then cover with a lid for 5 minutes.
- Remove the lid, add the teriyaki coconut aminos sauce and toss the meat around in the pan with tongs or spatula. Cook for another 5 minutes or until cooked through fully. Once cooked, turn off the stovetop and set meat aside * do not use the same spatula or tongs you used when the meat was raw.
- Remove the lid from rice making sure water is absorbed all the way. If not, drain the rest of the water. Give the veggies and rice an extra dash of garlic salt if needed, remove from pot, and into plates and top with the beef.