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Fiesta Fry Pan Dinner

 Fiesta Fry Pan Dinner
Taco seasoning mix adds fast flavor to this speedy skillet dish from Leota Shaffer. "It's so easy to make that I fix it frequently," says the Sterling, Virginia cook. "All I need is salad and dessert, and the meal is ready."
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 1 pound ground turkey or beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1-1/2 cups sliced zucchini
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked instant rice
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese


  • In a skillet, cook turkey and onion until meat is no longer pink;
  • drain if necessary. Stir in the taco seasoning, water, zucchini,
  • tomatoes and corn; bring to a boil. Add rice. Reduce heat; cover and
  • simmer for 5 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed.
  • Sprinkle with cheese; cover and let stand until the cheese is
  • melted. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: One 3/4-cup serving (prepared with lean ground turkey and reduced-sodium taco seasoning) equals 310 calories, 8 g fat (0 saturated fat), 57 mg cholesterol, 647 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 27 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch.