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Festive Rice Medley

 Festive Rice Medley
Vicki Zobal of Georgetown, Texas punches up the flavor and nutrition of this fast-fixing mainstay with fresh green cilantro and confetti-colored peppers.
5 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked instant rice
  • 1/4 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped sweet yellow pepper
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika, optional

Directions

  • Cook rice according to package directions. In a large skillet, saute
  • the peppers in oil for 2-3 minutes or until tender. Add the
  • cilantro, onion, garlic and salt. Stir in the rice and paprika if
  • desired. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 5
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1/2 cup equals 130 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 121 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1-1/2 starch.