Sweet Bell Pepper Rice


I wanted a rice and peppers dish with Italian flavors, so this is what I came up with.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • 2 cups water

  • 1 cup long-grain rice

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 small sweet onion, finely chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 small green bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 small red bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon dried basil

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 tiny pinch salt

  • 1 splash dry white wine

  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese (Optional)


  1. Bring water and rice to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes.

  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir onion in hot oil until soft, about 3 minutes. Stir in garlic and continue cooking until onion is translucent, 2 to 3 minutes more. Add bell peppers; cook, stirring occasionally, until peppers are tender, about 5 minutes. Season with basil, oregano, black pepper, and salt.

  3. Pour wine into the skillet and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer until liquid is reduced, about 5 minutes. Stir in cooked rice until well combined with vegetables. Top with Parmesan cheese to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

238 Calories
4g Fat
42g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 238
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 77mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 41mg 205%
Calcium 57mg 4%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 194mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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