A great alternative to plain white rice. Excellent with my Hawaiian meatball recipe.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt butter in a deep saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir onion in melted butter until translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir garlic into the onion; cook just until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes more. Add bell pepper to the onion mixture; cook until the pepper just begins to sweat, 1 to 2 minutes more.

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  • Stir water, rice, parsley, and bay leaf with the onion mixture; bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and cover saucepan with a lid. Simmer mixture until liquid is entirely absorbed and the rice is tender, about 20 minutes. Rest dish off heat for 5 minutes; fluff with a fork.

Cook's Note:

If substituting water for the chicken stock, add 1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt and 1 tablespoon butter.

Nutrition Facts

131 calories; 2.4 g total fat; 5 mg cholesterol; 23 mg sodium. 24.7 g carbohydrates; 2.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/31/2015
Because I wanted to retain the color of the peppers (I used both green and red) I sautéed them with the onion and garlic, then set them aside. I cooked the rice separately, toasting the rice in the pan with a little butter before adding the water and a bit of salt, then simmered for 15-20 minutes until the rice was tender and the water absorbed. I folded in the sautéed vegetables at the end. Quiet, understated flavor, just ride side dish for the seafood I served with it. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/02/2018
I am always looking for interesting rice recipes but this isn't it. Easy enough to make but just wasn't crazy about the flavors. I like green peppers but somehow they just didn't thrill me in this recipe. Felt like it needed just a little something else Read More
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
01/31/2015
Because I wanted to retain the color of the peppers (I used both green and red) I sautéed them with the onion and garlic, then set them aside. I cooked the rice separately, toasting the rice in the pan with a little butter before adding the water and a bit of salt, then simmered for 15-20 minutes until the rice was tender and the water absorbed. I folded in the sautéed vegetables at the end. Quiet, understated flavor, just ride side dish for the seafood I served with it. Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
01/31/2015
Because I wanted to retain the color of the peppers (I used both green and red) I sautéed them with the onion and garlic, then set them aside. I cooked the rice separately, toasting the rice in the pan with a little butter before adding the water and a bit of salt, then simmered for 15-20 minutes until the rice was tender and the water absorbed. I folded in the sautéed vegetables at the end. Quiet, understated flavor, just ride side dish for the seafood I served with it. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2015
It was delicious! I did change the bell pepper for green Chile instead and the kick it has is perfect! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/12/2014
Green Pepper Rice Haiku: "Nice change from plain rice! Didn't change one single thing 'cept changed the servings." Dropped rice to 1/2 c. and reduced the servings/ingredient ratio accordingly. We enjoyed it alongside AR's "Tender Italian Baked Chicken" and a salad a tasty way to add some color and flavor to plain rice! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/15/2017
I thought I had green pepper when I set out to make this but I only had red and orange! So I made this with red pepper instead and used green onions to have something green in there. Tasty and a nice way to use up peppers.:) Read More
Rating: 2 stars
03/02/2018
I am always looking for interesting rice recipes but this isn't it. Easy enough to make but just wasn't crazy about the flavors. I like green peppers but somehow they just didn't thrill me in this recipe. Felt like it needed just a little something else Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2017
This dish was awesome and I made no changes. Everyone enjoyed eating and gave the dish a thumbs up. I will definitely be making this recipe again and again. Thank you. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2016
I love this recipe but i did make some small changes i put green onions and lnor chicken owder for more taste my family loved it thank you?? Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/08/2017
This was extremely simple to make and my family enjoyed it. I used both green and orange pepper in the rice to make it more colorful. Please note that the recipe calls for converted rice not regular- that makes a difference in cooking it and you want the best results. For my own personal tastes I would like to add a little more flavor either via herbs or spices but it went over well with all who ate it. Very simple to prepare. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/08/2020
I didn't change a thing i loved it Read More