Mixed mushroom–roast beef pilaf

5
5
3
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
20 min
Prep
5 min
Cook
15 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
This easy dish is a quick one, ready in just 20 minutes, and it’s prepared exclusively in the microwave. We’ve paired quick-cooking brown rice and deli roast beef with a fresh bell pepper, onion, and mushrooms to create a hearty meal. You can substitute 1 1/2 teaspoon fresh chopped thyme in place of the dried if you like; fresh will have a more assertive flavor. Enjoy this dish with microwave-cooked green beans. Put 4 cups trimmed green beans in a microwavable shallow dish and add 2 tablespoons water. Cover with a lid or plastic wrap with a few holes poked in it, and microwave on high 4 minutes or until the beans are crisp-tender.

Ingredients

quick cooking brown rice

1 cup(s)

sweet red pepper(s)

1 medium, chopped

uncooked onion(s)

½ cup(s), chopped

olive oil

2 tsp

dried thyme

½ tsp

fresh mushroom(s)

¾ pound(s), sliced

table salt

½ tsp

black pepper

tsp

deli style roast beef slice(s)

½ pound(s), trimmed and cut into strips

Instructions

  1. Microwave the rice according to the package directions, omitting the fat if desired; keep warm.
  2. Stir together the bell pepper, onion, oil, and thyme in a large microwavable bowl. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and prick a few holes in the plastic. Microwave on High until the bell pepper is softened, about 2 minutes.
  3. Stir in all the remaining ingredients except the roast beef and microwave, covered, on High until softened, about 2 minutes. Add the roast beef and rice; stir to combine. Yields generous 1 cup per serving.

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