1/2 lb. beefsteak or lean ground beef
1 Tbsp. oil
1/3 c. diced onion
1 clove garlic, minced
3 oz. green chilies, diced
1 1/2 to 2 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. oregano
1 (8 oz.) can whole tomatoes in juice
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 c. water
1 1/2 c. Minute rice
chopped parsley
2 slices (1 oz. each) American cheese, cut in strips


Brown beef in oil in skillet. Add onion and sauté with beef until tender. Add garlic; sauté 15 seconds. Add chilies, chili powder, oregano, tomatoes with juice, salt and water. Break up tomatoes and bring mixture to a boil. Add rice. Stir, cover and remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Sprinkle dish with chopped parsley. Place cheese on top. Replace cover. Let stand 3 to 5 minutes until cheese has melted. Serve. Makes 4 servings, containing less than 350 calories each.