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Italian Rice Recipe

Italian Rice Recipe

Bring a bit of Italy to the table without the usual pasta and sauce. This colorful side dish blends fluffy rice, fresh spinach and roasted red peppers." The amount of garlic can be adjust to fit your personal taste," suggests Michelle Armistead of Marlboro, New Jersey. "For me, the more garlic, the better!"
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 8 cups fresh spinach (about 10 ounces), chopped
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups hot cooked rice
  • 1/2 cup chopped roasted sweet red peppers


  • 1. In a large nonstick skillet, saute garlic in oil for 1 minute. Stir in spinach. Cover and cook for 3-4 minutes or until tender; drain well. Add the vinegar, salt and pepper. Stir in the rice and red peppers until combined. Cook and stir until heated through. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 151 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 398mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

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Latessaa User ID: 7955444 84719
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2014

"amazing i really enjoyed this!"

Chris Recipes User ID: 2594387 34616
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2011

"We enjoyed with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese on top."

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