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Confetti Mushrooms and Rice

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Confetti Mushrooms and Rice
  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 35 min
  • Servings 6
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Looking for an easy side dish? Then try this mushroom and rice recipe ready in 35 minutes.

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

Directions

  • 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.
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.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1/2 Cup
Calories
160
(
Calories from Fat
35
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
6%
(
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
)
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
300mg
13%
Total Carbohydrate
27g
9%
(
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
,
Sugars
1g
)
Protein
4g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
20%
20%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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