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Confetti Mushrooms and Rice

Looking for an easy side dish? Then try this mushroom and rice recipe ready in 35 minutes.

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 35 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 6
 

Ingredients

2
tablespoons margarine or butter
1/2
cup diced red bell pepper
3
tablespoons sliced green onions, including tops
1
cup uncooked regular long-grain white rice
1/2
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
2
cups ready-to-serve fat-free chicken broth with 1/3 less sodium
1
(4.5-oz.) jar sliced mushrooms, drained

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Steps

  • 1 Melt margarine in medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add bell pepper, green onions and rice; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until vegetables are tender and rice begins to brown, stirring frequently.
  • 2 Stir in thyme, broth and mushrooms. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
  • 1 Melt margarine in medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add bell pepper, green onions and rice; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until vegetables are tender and rice begins to brown, stirring frequently.
  • 2 Stir in thyme, broth and mushrooms. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

In keeping with the confetti theme, children can make a centerpiece by cutting scraps of colored paper or wrapping paper into small pieces and tossing them together in a glass bowl.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1/2 Cup
Calories
160
(
Calories from Fat
35),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
4%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
300mg
300%;
Total Carbohydrate
27g
27%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
1g
1%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
20%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.