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Basil Tomato Rice Recipe

Basil Tomato Rice Recipe

“Whenever my family wants something different to go with our grilled beef—or other entrees, I throw together this easy side. It’s so fresh-tasting, and I always have the ingredients on hand.” Sarah Rupe - Eldon, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups uncooked instant rice
  • 1 medium green pepper, diced
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • 1. In a large saucepan, bring broth to a boil. Stir in rice; cover and remove from the heat. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a small skillet, saute pepper and onion in oil until tender. Add the tomatoes, basil and salt; heat through. Stir into rice. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 154 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 295 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 2 starch.

Reviews for Basil Tomato Rice

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Reviewed Jul. 13, 2012

"I omitted the gr pepper. My family absolutely loved this dish."

Reviewed Apr. 12, 2010

"Our family enjoyed this rice. Its' easy to make, the basil and tomatoes gave rice a different twist. I would definitely make it again."

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