Greek Beef and Rice

Serves 4 to 6 (½ Cup each)
This recipe appeared on the Carolina® Rice packaging in the early 1990's.

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1 cup Mahatma® White Rice
1 lb lean ground beef
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1 each minced garlic
3 zucchini, sliced
1 can (14 1/2 oz.) tomato sauce
1 tsp crushed dried basil leaves
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
sliced ripe olives for garnish, if desired

Cooking Directions

Prepare 1-cup of rice according to package directions (makes about 3-cups cooked rice). In large skillet, brown beef, stirring to break into bits. Pour off all but about 2 tablespoons drippings. Add onion and garlic; cook until translucent. Add next 5 ingredients. Cover and simmer 10-minutes or until zucchini is tender; stir occasionally. Add cooked rice to mixture; heat, stir to blend. If desired, garnish with sliced ripe olives.