Spanish-Style Rice

Spanish-Style Rice

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

A quick and easy rice dish has the bright colors and zesty flavors of peppers, tomatoes, and olives.

Ingredients 5 servings

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  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • ½ cup chopped green sweet pepper
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • ½ to 1 whole medium fresh serrano chile pepper, chopped (See Test Kitchen Tip)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (8.8 ounce) pouch cooked brown rice or 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • ½ cup chopped tomato
  • ¼ cup chopped pitted green olives
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons snipped fresh cilantro


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  1. In a large skillet, heat oil. Add sweet pepper, onion, and, if desired, serrano pepper to skillet. Cook over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender, stirring occasionally. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute more.
  2. Stir in cooked rice, tomato, green olives, and salt. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until heated through. Stir in cilantro and serve immediately. Makes 5 ( ½ cup each) servings
  • Test Kitchen Tip: Because chile peppers contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes, avoid direct contact with them as much as possible. When working with chile peppers, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If your bare hands do touch the peppers, wash your hands and nails well with soap and warm water.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: ½ cup
  • Per serving: 106 calories; 3 g fat(-1 g sat); 1 g fiber; 17 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 1 g sugars; 122 mg sodium;
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1

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