I love Roni’s Chicken Surprise. I’ve made it at least a half-dozen times and always eat all the leftovers before they go bad.
For dinner tonight, I let that recipe inspire me to try something new, but similar. I made a skillet meal with lean ground beef, beef-flavored rice mix, corn, green beans and salsa. It turned out pretty well — if a little spicy. (Not sure why I found it spicy. The salsa I bought said it was “medium” and I’m usually OK with medium salsas.)
I wish I’d remembered to take a picture of it, but I’ll try to remember to snap one next time I reheat the leftovers.
Here’s the recipe for what I’m calling Mexican-style beef and rice:
8 oz. 93% lean ground beef
1 box reduced-sodium beef-flavored Rice-a-Roni
1 1/2 cups water
1 cup salsa
1 cup corn with red and green bell pepper pieces
1 can green beans
Brown beef in a good-sized skillet. Add rice and cook according to package directions, subbing 1 1/2 cups water and 1 cup salsa for the 2 1/2 cups water called for on the box. When you have about 5 minutes of cooking time left, add the corn and beans.
Makes 4 servings, each with 6 WW Points. (I know Roni’s Chicken Surprise is 3 servings with 7 Points each, but when I tried to do 3 servings, it came out to 8 Points … and that was too pricey for one meal.)