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TACOS with YELLOW RICE



Yellow Rice

I like to use brown rice in this recipe. Because brown rice has a longer cook time, you can start the rice and simmer while preparing the meat. I sometimes add a ½ cup of dried lentils to the rice, or you can carefully stir in ½ can cooked black beans to your rice or meat at the end.

**Pair this meal with GREEN CABBAGE SALAD for a delicious warm/cold taco combination. The salad can be made up to a day ahead of time.** Find the recipe here:


RICE INGREDIENTS. Makes 8 servings (1 serving = about 1/3 c)

2 cups low-sodium chicken broth

1 small onion, finely chopped

1 Tablespoon olive oil

1 clove garlic, minced

1 teaspoon ground turmeric

1 cup long-grain brown rice (uncooked)

½ cup firm-textured uncooked lentils (optional)


Directions:

1. Wash rice and lentils (if using) in a strainer under cold water. Let drain.

2. Meanwhile, in a 2-quart saucepan over low heat, sauté onions in oil until tender, about 5 minutes.

3. Add garlic and sauté 1 minute.

4. Stir in turmeric, then rice/lentil mixture. Add broth. Bring to a boil, cover, and simmer about 40 minutes, or until rice is tender and liquid is almost absorbed. Stir only occasionally. Set the rice aside for 5-10 minutes to let liquid fully absorb.

Taco meat. Prepare while rice is simmering.


TACO MEAT INGREDIENTS.

Olive oil

1 cup chopped onion

1 cup chopped green bell pepper (optional)

½ teaspoon salt

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 ½ lbs organic ground meat (I usually use ground turkey)

1 Tablespoon chili powder

1 Tablespoon ground cumin

1 Tablespoon dried oregano


Directions:

1. Warm 2 Tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat.

2. Add onion and ½ tsp salt and cook over medium-low heat until onion is translucent, 3-5 minutes.

3. Add chopped green bell pepper (optional) and cook on medium heat another 3 minutes.

4. Add ground meat, minced garlic, and spices (chili powder, cumin, and oregano). Increase cooking temperature to medium-high. Break up the meat and blend with spices, cooking until the meat is done.

FOR SERVING

Your favorite hard or soft taco shells. We like organic blue corn hard shells

Sliced avocado

Guacamole

Salsa

Mexican cheese

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