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Italian Ribs and Rice

 Italian Ribs and Rice
With meat, vegetables and rice, here's a dish that can be a whole meal by itself. It'll satisfy the hunger of anyone at your table.
6 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Cook: 1-3/4 hours

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds country-style pork ribs
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1 small green pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning

Directions

  • In a Dutch oven, brown ribs in oil over medium-high heat. Cover and
  • cook over low heat for 1-1/4 hours, turning occasionally. Remove
  • ribs and set aside; drain.
  • In the same pan, bring tomatoes and water to a boil. Stir in the
  • rice, green pepper, garlic, sugar, 1 teaspoon salt and Italian
  • seasoning. Place ribs over rice; sprinkle with remaining salt. Cover
  • and cook on low for 30 minutes or until rice and meat are tender.
  • Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 393 calories, 16 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 86 mg cholesterol, 939 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 29 g protein.