Serves 8-10  |  Prep time: 20 minutes  |  Cook Time: 40 minutes
Recipe by Mariah Reil, MS, RD, LN
Ingredients:

3 ½ cups water

1 lb lean, Reil Ranch grass-fed ground beef

1 onion, diced

3 celery stalks, diced

3 carrots, diced

1 cup frozen peas

1 cup frozen cut green beans

1 cup frozen corn

1 tsp olive oil

½ tsp celery salt

1 tsp garlic powder

½ tsp black pepper

1 ½ cups uncooked brown rice

Shredded Parmesan cheese to top

 Directions: 

  1. In a large skillet, brown the beef with the onion, celery, and carrots. Cook until the meat is no longer pink and the vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes. Drain any excess liquid. 
  2. In a large pot, combine the water, rice, beef, onion, celery, carrots, and seasonings. 
  3. Cover and bring to a boil, reduce heat and let simmer for 20 minutes or until rice is tender.
  4. Add frozen vegetables and cook until fully heated, about 5 minutes.
  5. When rice is fully cooked and dish is hot, remove from heat and serve. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese if desired. Enjoy!

Grass-fed beef can be an easy choice to work towards consuming more important nutrients. In addition to Omega-3 fatty acids, grass-fed beef also contains a greater amount of Conjugated-Linoleic Acid. CLA is an important type of Omega-6 fatty acid. However, it is sometimes difficult to get from diet alone. Choosing grass-fed beef over conventional beef can be one way to include more CLA in your diet. Studies have shown that people who consume greater amounts of CLA have a reduced risk of certain diseases, such as Type 2 Diabetes, heart disease, and certain forms of cancer. Try this tasty recipe, filled with nutrients that the whole family will enjoy! 

November 09, 2020