Recipe to keep those New Years resolutions on track: Beef and vegetable fried rice

Fast and easy meal ideas to help keep those New Years resolutions on track. Give leftover rice new life with seasoned ground beef and sautéed peas and peppers.

INGREDIENTS

1 pound Ground Beef

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger or 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

1 red bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

1 package (6 ounces) frozen pea pods

3 cups cold cooked rice

3 tablespoons soy sauce

2 teaspoons dark sesame oil

1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions

COOKING

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Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add Ground Beef, ginger and garlic; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 3/4-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally. Remove from skillet with slotted spoon; pour off drippings.

Cook's Tip: Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Ground beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness.

Heat 2 tablespoons water in same skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add bell pepper and pea pods; cook 3 minutes or until pepper is crisp-tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in rice, soy sauce, and sesame oil.

Return beef to skillet; heat through. Stir in green onions.

NUTRITION

Nutrition information per serving: 420 Calories; 11g Total Fat; 4g Saturated Fat; 4g Monounsaturated Fat; 84mg Cholesterol; 768mg Sodium; 47g Total carbohydrate; 32g Protein; 6.2mg Iron; 9.3mg Niacin; 0.6mg Vitamin B6; 71.1mg Choline; 2.8mcg Vitamin B12; 7.3mg Zinc; 32mcg Selenium; 2.6g Fiber.