Zippy Skillet Rice Recipe
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Zippy Skillet Rice Recipe

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Tomatoes, pimientos and green pepper add festive color to this zippy rice side dish. It complements just about any meat but is particularly good with chicken. To turn the recipe into a main dish for a light supper, just add 3/4 pound of browned ground beef. -Dorothy Bateman, Carver, Massachusetts
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 1 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/2 cup diced pimientos
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 209 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 585mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, saute rice in butter for 5 minutes or until golden brown, stirring constantly. Add the green pepper, onion and garlic. Cook and stir for 2-3 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add the tomatoes, pimientos, chili powder, salt, pepper and turmeric. Cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until rice is tender. Sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Zippy Skillet Rice in Taste of Home June/July 1998, p31

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Pinny User ID: 5864661 52684
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2011

"This was very delicious! I added one 8oz can of tomato sauce and it wasn't dry at all. Great flavor."

Kris Countryman User ID: 1858674 28623
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2011

"Only fair. Somewhat dry."

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