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Confetti Long Grain and Wild Rice Recipe

Confetti Long Grain and Wild Rice Recipe

Summer squash, zucchini and sweet red pepper peek out from the tender grains of rice in this colorful side dish.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (6 ounces each) long grain and wild rice
  • 1 small yellow summer squash, finely chopped
  • 1 small zucchini, finely chopped
  • 1 small sweet red pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, chopped
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

Directions

  • 1. Cook rice according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute the yellow squash, zucchini, red pepper, carrot, onions and salt in oil for 4-5 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  • 2. Transfer rice to a serving bowl; add vegetable mixture and toss gently. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 95 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 363 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.