Mexican Beef & Rice


adapted from

1 envelope taco seasoning mix
1 cup salsa
1 cup corn kernels
1/2 cup lowfat cheese
3/4 pound lean ground beef
1 cup dry instant rice
1 1/2 C water
lettuce & tomato to serve

In a large skillet, brown ground beef over medium heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally to break up the chunks. Drain off any fat. Add taco seasoning mix, water, salsa, and corn; cook, uncovered, stirring until mixture boils.

Stir in rice and pepper; cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat, cover, and let stand for 6 minutes.

Fluff rice-and-beef mixture with a fork. Sprinkle with cheese, cover, and let stand for 2 minutes, or until cheese melts. Uncover and serve with lettuce and tomato.