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Festive Rice Medley Recipe

Festive Rice Medley Recipe

Vicki Zobal of Georgetown, Texas punches up the flavor and nutrition of this fast-fixing mainstay with fresh green cilantro and confetti-colored peppers.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:5 servings


  • 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


  • 1. 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.

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Reviewed Apr. 9, 2011

"I have been making this often since it first appeared in the magazine. I'm using brown rice now, for extra nutrition. It's a wonderful combination of flavors."

Reviewed Feb. 13, 2011

"This is one of my family's favorite sides. It's very easy. Sometimes I use long grain rice and I don't always have cilantro on hand but it's always yummy!"

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