Italian Ribs and Rice

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 1-3/4 hours


6 servings

Updated: Oct. 14, 2022
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.


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 393 calories, 16g fat (5g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 939mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 29g protein.