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Vegetable Wild Rice

A convenient packaged rice mix gives a jump start to this simple side dish from Helen Jacobs of Canton, Michigan. A bright blend of veggies adds color, and the cost - only 52 cents per serving - is easy on your budget.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (6 ounces) long grain and wild rice mix
  • 2 medium carrots, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 cup diced yellow summer squash
  • 2/3 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 2/3 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, place rice mix, contents of seasoning packet and water as directed on package. Bring to a boil. Add carrots. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until rice is tender and water is absorbed.
  • Meanwhile, in a skillet, saute squash, peppers and onion in oil until crisp-tender. Stir into rice mixture.
Editor's Note: The cost per serving does not include optional ingredients such as garnishes. When there is a choice of two ingredients, the cost is figured with the first one listed.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 159 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 388mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

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