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Cheesy Chicken & Broccoli Orzo

1-1/4 cups uncooked orzo pasta
2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen broccoli with cheese sauce
2 tablespoons butter
1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 medium onion, chopped
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Cook orzo according to package directions. Meanwhile, heat broccoli with cheese sauce according to package directions.

In a large skillet, heat butter over medium heat. Add chicken, onion, salt and pepper; cook and stir 6-8 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink and onion is tender. Drain orzo. Stir orzo and broccoli with cheese sauce into skillet; heat through. Yield: 6 servings.

Recipe found here: Cheesy Chicken & Broccoli Orzo


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1 beef top sirloin steak (1-1/2 pounds), cut into 1/4-inch strips
2-1/2 cups sliced fresh shiitake mushrooms
1 medium onion, cut into wedges
3 dried hot chilies
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
3 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon minced fresh gingerroot
1 tablespoon sesame oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1-3/4 cups fresh snow peas
1 tablespoon grated orange zest
Hot cooked rice

Place beef in a 4-qt. slow cooker. Add the mushrooms, onion and chilies. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, orange juice, soy sauce, vinegar, cornstarch, ginger, oil and garlic. Pour over meat.

Cover and cook on high for 5-6 hours or until meat is tender, adding snow peas during the last 30 minutes of cooking. Stir in orange zest. Serve with rice. Yield: 5 servings.

Recipe found here: Zesty Orange Beef

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Wild Rice Stuffed Squash

1 package (6 ounces) long grain and wild rice mix
2-1/3 cups vegetable or chicken broth
1 teaspoon rubbed sage
1 teaspoon dried thyme
2 celery ribs, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
3/4 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecan halves, toasted
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
4 medium acorn squash (about 22 ounces each)
3/4 cup water

In a large saucepan, combine the rice with contents of seasoning mix, broth, sage and thyme. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 23-25 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is almost absorbed. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute celery and onion in oil until tender. Stir in cranberries, pecans and parsley. Remove from the heat. Stir in rice mixture.

Cut squash in half widthwise. Remove and discard seeds and membranes. With a sharp knife, cut a thin slice from the bottom of each half so squash sits flat. Fill squash halves with about 1/2 cup rice mixture. Place in a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Pour water into pan.

Coat one side of a large piece of heavy-duty foil with cooking spray. Cover pan tightly with foil, coated side down. Bake at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until squash is tender. Yield: 8 servings.

Recipe found here: Wild Rice Stuffed Squash


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Super Quick Chicken Fried Rice

1 package (12 ounces) frozen mixed vegetables
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
4 tablespoons sesame oil, divided
3 packages (8.8 ounces each) ready-to-serve garden vegetable rice
1 rotisserie chicken, skin removed, shredded
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Prepare frozen vegetables according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium-high heat. Pour in eggs; cook and stir until eggs are thickened and no liquid egg remains. Remove from pan.

In same skillet, heat 2 tablespoons sesame oil and remaining olive oil over medium-high heat. Add rice; cook and stir 10-12 minutes or until rice begins to brown.

Stir in chicken, salt and pepper. Add eggs and vegetables; heat through, breaking eggs into small pieces and stirring to combine. Drizzle with remaining sesame oil. Yield: 6 servings.

Recipe found here: Super Quick Chicken Fried Rice


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Stuffed Pepper Casserole


1 lb extra-lean (at least 90%) ground beef
1/2 cup diced yellow onion
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 cups diced bell peppers
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 can (14.5 oz) Muir Glen™ diced tomatoes, undrained
2 cups Progresso™ beef flavored broth (from 32-oz carton)
1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 cup uncooked white basmati rice
1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, or Cheddar blend (6 oz)

1 In 4-quart saucepan, cook beef, onion and garlic over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, breaking into small pieces as beef browns.

2 Add bell peppers, salt and pepper. Cook 5 to 7 minutes longer or until peppers have started to soften. (If you didn’t use extra-lean beef, drain off some of the fat at this point.)

3 Reduce heat to medium; add tomatoes, broth, tomato sauce, soy sauce and Italian seasoning. Stir until well combined. Heat to boiling.
4 Add uncooked rice. Return to boiling; reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer about 25 minutes or until rice is tender.

5 Remove from heat; sprinkle with shredded cheese.

Recipe found here: Stuffed Pepper Casserole


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1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
1-1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
1 can (6 ounces) french-fried onions, divided
2 packages (16 ounces each) frozen broccoli florets, thawed

Preheat oven to 325°. In a large saucepan, combine soup, sour cream, 1 cup cheese and 1-1/4 cups onions; heat through over medium heat, stirring until blended, 4-5 minutes. Stir in broccoli. Transfer to a greased 2-qt. baking dish.

Bake, uncovered, until bubbly, 25-30 minutes. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese and onions. Bake until cheese is melted, 10-15 minutes. Yield: 8 servings.

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Easy Southwestern Veggie Wraps

1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
2 large tomatoes, seeded and diced
1 cup frozen corn, thawed
1 cup cooked brown rice, cooled
1/3 cup fat-free sour cream
1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
2 shallots, chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
2 tablespoons lime juice
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 romaine leaves
6 whole wheat tortillas (8 inches), at room temperature

Place all ingredients except romaine and tortillas in a large bowl; toss to combine. To serve, place romaine on tortillas; top with bean mixture and roll up, securing with toothpicks if desired. Yield: 6 servings.

Recipe found here: Easy Southwestern Veggie Wraps


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