What’s For Dinner?
Simple meal for vegetarians or filling side dish
-Holly Clegg’s trim&TERRIFICTM Gulf Coast Favorites, www.hollyclegg.com
This deceptively easy recipe boasts a balance of flavor and nutrition. When you need a rice and/or vegetable dish, this recipe combines the two, making a nice change.
Makes 8 servings
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup chopped onion
1 red bell pepper, cored and chopped
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 (5-ounce) packages yellow rice
1 cup chopped tomatoes
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 (10-ounce) package frozen peas, thawed
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
In large nonstick pot, heat oil, sauté onion, red pepper, mushrooms, garlic 5-7 minutes.
To sautéed mixture, add rice and water according to package directions, bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, cook 20-25 minutes or until rice is done.
Stir in tomatoes, black beans, peas, paprika, basil until well heated.
Nutritional information per serving: Calories 227, Calories from fat (%) 9, Fat (g) 2, Saturated Fat (g) 0, Cholesterol (mg) 0, Sodium (mg) 668, Carbohydrate (g) 43, Dietary Fiber (g) 6, Sugars (g) 5, Protein (g) 9, Diabetic Exchanges: 2 1/2 starch, 1 vegetable