Posts Tagged ‘nutricious’

Zesty Minestrone

October 15, 2008

Ingredients: 3 cups water
1/2 pounds stewing beef, cut into 1-inch pieces and browned
1/4 cup dried minced onion
20 baby carrots, cut in thirds
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon dried basil
1/2 cup dried vermicelli pasta
1 1/2 tablespoons dried oregano
1 package (10 ounces) frozen mixed vegetables
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Combine all ingredients except frozen vegetables and cheese in greased 3-1/2 to 5-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on high heat 3-4 hours or on low heat 6-8 hours.

One hour before serving, add frozen vegetables. Cover and cook an additional hour. Top individual servings with Parmesan cheese.

Serve with crusty bread and herbed cream cheese spread

Chicken Fajita With Spanish Rice

October 15, 2008

Chicken Fajita With Spanish Rice

Chicken Fajita

Ingredients
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro
1/4 cup Caesar dressing
1 1/2 tablespoons southwest marinade (1/2 package)
one 10-ounce package refrigerated cooked chicken strips
8 ounces (1/2 bag) frozen pepper stir-fry
4 flour tortillas
paper towel

Steps
1. Chop cilantro. (Prepare any toppings for fajitas and set aside.)
2. In mixing bowl, combine dressing and marinade seasoning (use 1/2 package). Mix well. Add cilantro, chicken and vegetables.
3. Preheat sauté pan on medium-high for 1-2 minutes.
4. Add chicken mixture to hot pan. (Mixture will sizzle.) Sauté for 6-8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
5. When 2 minutes of cook time remain, place tortillas on paper towel and microwave on high for 45-60 seconds, to make warm and pliable.
6. To serve: add chicken mixture to center of each tortilla. Add desired fajita toppings. Fold bottom edge up, then fold one side toward middle and, using a rolling motion, continue until fully enclosed. Repeat for all fajitas.

Spanish Rice

Ingredients
one 6-ounce box Mexican fiesta rice
1 cup salsa
1 cup water

Steps
1. Place rice (including seasoning packet), water and salsa in 2-quart saucepan; cover and bring to boil on high.
2. When boiling, reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes covered, stirring occasionally.
3. Remove from heat and allow to stand for 5 minutes or until desired consistency. Stir before serving.