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Basil Tomato Rice

“Whenever my family wants something different to go with our grilled beef—or other entrees, I throw together this easy side. It’s so fresh-tasting, and I always have the ingredients on hand.” Sarah Rupe - Eldon, Iowa
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups uncooked instant rice
  • 1 medium green pepper, diced
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, bring broth to a boil. Stir in rice; cover and remove from the heat. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a small skillet, saute pepper and onion in oil until tender. Add the tomatoes, basil and salt; heat through. Stir into rice.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 154 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 295mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch.

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  • maritab
    Feb 25, 2013

    No comment left

  • jules-phoenix
    Jul 13, 2012

    I omitted the gr pepper. My family absolutely loved this dish.

  • cynthiaelliott
    Apr 12, 2010

    Our family enjoyed this rice. Its' easy to make, the basil and tomatoes gave rice a different twist. I would definitely make it again.