Rice Pilaf with Green Beans and Carrots

A veggie trilogy of green beans, carrots and onions is mixed into long-grain rice pilaf for a wonderfully traditional side dish with it all.

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  • prep time 10 min
  • total time 2 hr 40 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 12
 

Ingredients

2
tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2
cups uncooked converted long-grain white rice
1/2
cup sliced carrot (1 medium)
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
1
cup water
1
can (14 oz) chicken broth with roasted garlic
1 1/4
cups Green Giant™ frozen cut green beans (from 1-lb bag), thawed
2
medium green onions, sliced (2 tablespoons)

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  • 1 In 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add rice, carrot, salt and lemon-pepper seasoning; cook 8 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until rice is golden brown. Add water and broth; heat to boiling. Remove from heat.
  • 2 Meanwhile, spray 3- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray.
  • 3 Pour rice mixture into slow cooker. Stir in thawed green beans and onions (make sure all rice is under liquid and not sticking to side of slow cooker).
  • 4 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 2 to 2 1/2 hours. If desired, keep rice mixture warm on Low heat setting up to 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  • 1 In 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add rice, carrot, salt and lemon-pepper seasoning; cook 8 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until rice is golden brown. Add water and broth; heat to boiling. Remove from heat.
  • 2 Meanwhile, spray 3- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray.
  • 3 Pour rice mixture into slow cooker. Stir in thawed green beans and onions (make sure all rice is under liquid and not sticking to side of slow cooker).
  • 4 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 2 to 2 1/2 hours. If desired, keep rice mixture warm on Low heat setting up to 2 hours, stirring occasionally.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

To thaw frozen green beans, place in colander or strainer; rinse with warm water until thawed. Drain well.

If chicken broth with roasted garlic is unavailable, use regular chicken broth, and add 2 cloves minced garlic.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving (1/2 Cup)
Calories
140
(
Calories from Fat
25),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2 1/2g
2 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
270mg
270%;
Total Carbohydrate
25g
25%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.