Spicy Venison and Rice is another one of Deer Recipes leftover inspired dishes that was so well-loved it became a staple. Venison marinated with a homemade marinade and cooked with onions, bell peppers, and garlic and poured over rice cooked in venison broth.
I came up with this recipe after fixing venison fajitas and having some leftover meat and no more tortillas. You know me by now and know that I hate to waste food, so I cooked up a little rice cooked with venison broth and poured the fajita meat over the rice and boy oh boy, that was good! Now, I’m hooked on this spicy leftover inspired dish.
Now when I fix venison fajitas I always fix a kettle of rice, too. I don’t always have venison broth, so if you don’t have any you can use chicken broth, beef broth, or water. It will still taste great–I just really like to use venison broth for my venison dishes when I can.
It’s not often that you can have a delicious meal that only has 358 calories! Not only is it low in calories but it is so filling that you’ll stay satisfied for several hours after eating, which in my opinion, makes the perfect diet food.
Spicy Venison and Rice
|Prep Time: 30 Minutes||Yield: 6 Servings|
|Cook Time: 10 Minutes||Serving Size: 1 cup of rice, 1 cup of venison and peppers|
|Total Time: 30 Minutes||Calories Per Serving:|
- 1 lb venison steak
- 2 large yellow onions, sliced
- 3 bell peppers, red, yellow and green
- 3 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 cup of lemon juice
- 5 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 Tbsp. sugar
- 1 Tbsp. ground cumin
- 1 Tbsp. chili powder
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
- 2 cups of long-grain white rice
- 4 cups of venison broth
- 1 tsp. olive oil
- First, prepare the marinade for the venison by adding the Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, garlic, sugar, ground cumin, chili powder, salt and black pepper in a Ziploc bag. Seal the bag and shake it up so the ingredients mix well.
- Slice the uncooked venison into thin long slices and add it to the marinade. Let it sit for at least 30 minutes.
- Add 1 tsp. of olive oil to a skillet on medium-high heat. Add the rice and lightly brown the rice for a few minutes. Then add the venison broth and cook until done.
- Slice the onions and peppers into long thin slices and preheat a large skillet to medium-high heat.
- Add the venison to the pan, without draining the marinade and then add the vegetables. Stir the mixture together well and cook until the veggies are somewhat tender. By then, the venison will be done as well.
- Place 1 cup rice in a bowl and pour the about a cup of the venison mixture over the rice, making sure to include some of the juices.
Some like to add a little cheddar cheese on top after putting it in their bowl and then heat it in the microwave to help it melt, but to me, it’s perfect just as it is. This is a meal in itself really and doesn’t need any sides, but sometimes I like to dip a roll into the juices, or “sop it up” as we say around here.
The good, the bad, and the delicious…
- Spicy Venison and Rice is low in calories, has no cholesterol, is high in protein and fiber, and contains other essential vitamins, including iron.
- It’s also sort of high in sodium.
See tips below for making this a more diet-friendly recipe.
Spicy Venison and Rice Nutrition Facts
|Serves: 6||Serving: 1 cup of rice, 1 cup of venison and peppers|
|Calories 358||Calories from fat: 3|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 3 g||5%|
|Saturated Fat 0 g||0%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 1 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g|
|Trans Fat 0 g|
|Cholesterol 0 mg||0%|
|Sodium 867 mg||36%|
|Potassium 374 mg||11%|
|Total Carbohydrates 36 g||12%|
|Dietary Fiber 3 g||12%|
|Sugars 2 g|
|Protein 32 g||64%|
|Calcium 4%||Vitamin A 7%|
|Iron 12%||Vitamin C 7%|
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA, but were calculated by MyFitnessPal, Inc. by Under Armour, Inc.
To make this recipe more diet-friendly…
- To help lower sodium omit the added salt. You could also use a low sodium Worcestershire sauce.
- Whatever changes you make to your Spicy Venison and Rice, you can recalculate the nutrition facts at myfitnesspal.com