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Creole Rice Recipe

Creole Rice Recipe

I've found a fast and fantastic way to turn leftover rice into a spectacular side dish. I spice it up with Creole seasoning and pepper to give it a boost of flavor, then sprinkle it with paprika for color. Rest assured that no one will figure out the zippy combination is a "second-day dish".
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups cooked long grain rice

Directions

  • 1. In a small saucepan, melt butter; add Creole seasoning and pepper. Cook over medium heat for 3 minutes. Stir in rice. Cover and heat through. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: The following spices may be substituted for 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning: 1/4 teaspoon each salt, garlic powder and paprika; and a pinch each of dried thyme, ground cumin and cayenne pepper.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 203 calories, 12 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 282 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.