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Basil Tomato Rice

 Basil Tomato Rice
“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
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.


  • 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


  • In a large saucepan, bring broth to a boil. Stir in rice; cover and
  • remove from the heat. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  • 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.