Open Face Taco With "Yellow Rice"

By: Amanda Occhipinti

Taco Tuesday for fitness party animals...

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Taco Ingredients:
1lb ground turkey
1 yellow onion
1 red bell pepper
1 orange bell pepper
1 yellow bell pepper
2 gloves garlic
1-2 TBSP olive oil


Taco Seasoning:
2 TBSP chili powder
2 tsp cumin
2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (more if you like it hot!)
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
Cilantro for garnishing

"Yellow" Rice:
1 cup white or brown rice
1-2 TBSP Olive oil
1 clove garlic
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp sea salt

Taco Meat Directions:
1) Mince garlic, chop onions, and rice peppers.

2) Add olive oil to sauté pan heat over medium high heat. Place garlic and onions in the heated oil. Cook until onions turn translucent. Place peppers in the same pan and cook until soft.

3) Mix all of the spices together in a bowl.

4) Place ground turkey in a separate pan and cook on medium high heat. Once almost browned add the spices and finish cooking.

4) Turn heat to low and add the peppers and onions to the ground turkey. Simmer for a few minutes to finish cooking.

"Yellow" Rice Directions:
1) Heat 1-2 TBS of olive oil in a sauce pan with 1 clove of minced garlic. Once the oil is hot, add the rice and seasoning and toast the rice for 5-10 minutes.

2) Remove the rice from the heat and add 2 cups of hot water (I've used cold but it splatters WAY more) SLOWLY to the pan. Cover and cook for 15-20 minutes.