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Christmas Rice Recipe

Christmas Rice Recipe

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. YIELD: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 instant rice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

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.

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 152 calories, 2g fat (0g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 44mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 3g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 0 fat.

Reviews for Christmas Rice

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KarenKeefe 235675
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2015

"I made this recipe using Minute rice and regular rice. Definitely better using real rice!"

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L0r1 214052
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2014

"have you tried adding a slice or two of bacon cut into slivers and fried along with those veggies.. aroma delight...lol, Lori"

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kikis 213906
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2014

"I have been looking for a delicious rice recipe and this is the one I am going to keep for holiday dinners."

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Rhoniek 67137
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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