Christmas Rice Recipe
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Christmas Rice Recipe

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My family has enjoyed this delicious rice dish for many years. With chopped red and green peppers, it's both fresh-tasting and festive-looking. It's the perfect light side dish for a big holiday meal. —Chere Bell, Colorado Springs, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 3 celery ribs, finely chopped
  • 1/2 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups uncooked Minute® White Rice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

One 1/2-cup serving (prepared with margarine and low-sodium broth and without salt) equals 152 calories, 44 mg sodium, trace cholesterol, 30 gm carbohydrate, 3 gm protein, 2 gm fat. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. In a skillet, saute onion, celery and peppers in butter over medium heat for 2 minutes or until crisp-tender. Remove from the heat; set aside.
  2. In a saucepan, bring broth to a full boil. Remove from the heat. Quickly stir in rice, celery mixture, salt if desired and pepper. Cover and let stand for 6-7 minutes. Stir before serving. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Christmas Rice in Taste of Home December/January 1999, p35

Nutritional Facts

One 1/2-cup serving (prepared with margarine and low-sodium broth and without salt) equals 152 calories, 44 mg sodium, trace cholesterol, 30 gm carbohydrate, 3 gm protein, 2 gm fat. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

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Reviewed Apr. 1, 2013

"My family of 11 loves this dish. It's not just for Christmas. We like to add shredded chicken to it, and make it a main dish."

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