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Italian Ribs and Rice

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.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 1-3/4 hours
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.

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  • gypsymal
    Apr 6, 2009

    This was an excellent recipe and I will fix over and over and it was easy too.