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Italian Pork and Rice

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.

Makes

3 servings

"I always prepare a few extra pork chops for this colorful stovetop meal," writes Loreen McAllister from Elsie, Michigan. "I serve it with garlic bread and a tossed salad for a fresh-tasting dinner with Italian flair."

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Italian diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup cubed cooked pork (about 2 pork chops)
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, optional
  • Pinch sugar
  • 1/2 cup uncooked instant rice

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, saute mushrooms and onion in butter until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in tomatoes, pork, peppers, Italian seasoning, salt if desired and sugar; bring to a boil. Stir in rice.
  2. Cover and remove from the heat; let stand for 5 minutes. Stir before serving.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 245 calories, 7g fat (0 saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 341mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 18g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 vegetable.

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