Rice with Red Pepper
This is a very flavorful as well as very
pretty side dish.
extra virgin olive oil
1 large onion, chopped fine
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
2 large red bell peppers, chopped fine
1 cup rice
2 cups water
3/4 teaspoon grated orange peel
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
2 tablespoons orange juice
In large saucepan, heat oil over low heat. Add onion and cook, stirring
frequently, until onion has softened, about 7 minutes. Add garlic, paprika
and red pepper flakes, and stir to coat. NOTE: If you are leary of the
hot pepper flakes, back off and just add a pinch unless you like it a
Stir in bell peppers and cook, stirring frequently, until peppers have
softened, about 5 minutes.
Add rice and stir
to coat. Add water, orange zest and salt. Bring to a boil, reduce to a
simmer, cover and cook until rice is tender and creamy, about 17 minutes.
Stir in cilantro and
cook until well combines, about 1 minute. Remove from heat, stir in orange
juice and serve.
Per Serving: 229 Calories
3g Fat (11.3% calories from fat), trace Saturated Fat
3g Dietary Fiber
Exchanges: 2 1/2 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 1 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 1/2
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