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Christmas Rice

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.

Makes

6 servings

My family has enjoyed this delicious rice dish for many years. With chopped red and green peppers, it's both fresh-tasting and festive-looking. It's the perfect light side dish for a big holiday meal. —Chere Bell, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Christmas Rice Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 3 celery ribs, finely chopped
  • 1/2 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups uncooked instant rice
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, optional

Directions

  1. In a skillet, saute onion, celery and peppers in butter over medium heat for 2 minutes or until crisp-tender. Remove from the heat; set aside.
  2. In a saucepan, bring broth to a full boil. Remove from the heat. Quickly stir in rice, celery mixture, pepper, and, if desired, salt. Cover and let stand for 6-7 minutes. Stir before serving.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup: 156 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 362mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

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