Friday, October 20, 2006

Food For Thought Friday #1

I just rented my thumbnail to a really awesome bloggin' mama, who now resides in my blogroll.

BUT, the best part is that she is part of a Friday meme for RECIPES. Yah! My favoritest thing in the whole world (OK, maybe not #1, but close) is cooking and looking up new recipes to try. It drives me nuts when you eat the same thing day after day and week after week. Rachael Ray is my cooking goddess. If she said to buy a rock because it would make my meals better, I would have to go that day and buy the rock.

Since I am on a restricted calorie diet, I have to approx. my potions anyway. So all my recipes have a Calorie count. For those who don't care, just ingore that part. ;)

Anyway, here's my recipe. It actually happens to be MY own creation, thank you.

Beef Mushroom with Wild Rice

2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil OR vege oil
1 lb of beef stew meat
2 Tbsp butter
1 large onion, chopped
2 cans of mushrooms, undrained OR 1 lb fresh mushrooms, chopped
1 qt beef stock
1 box of Rice a Roni's wild rice flavor

Heat the oil in a dutch oven or large soup pot over med-high heat. Brown the beef cubes, tossing frequently, until they are evening browned, about 5 minutes. Remove the beef and set aside. Add the butter. When it is melted, add the onion and cook for a minute or two. Add the rice mix from the box of Rice a Roni. Set the seasoning packet aside. Brown the rice according to the directions on the box. Add the mushrooms (if using fresh mushrooms, brown them for a few minutes before adding the rest of the ingredients). Add the stock, beef cubes, and seasoning packet from the Rice a Roni. Simmer for about 15 minutes or until the rice is cooked.

Feeds 4-6.
One serving (2 ladles full or about 1 - 1 1/2 cups) = 250 Calories

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Crazy Lady said...

OH! That sound yummy! And easy to make. I love things that are easy; made with things I usually have on hand, but seem like they took a lot of effort. This fits the bill. I think I am making this for dinner tonight!

Slackermommy said...

Thanks for letting me move in for the week and participating in FFTF.

Domestic Goddess said...

sounds yummy!

Thanks for stopping by.

Amanda said...

Thanks for the recipe, though our household hates mushrooms :(
See you next week.

chelle said...

Totally sounds yummy!