Rating: 4.29 stars
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0

Dress up plain white rice with this quick and simple recipe. Feel free to make this your own - add ground cumin on Mexican night or curry powder for Indian night!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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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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  • Place rice in a large bowl. Season with garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper.

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  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add red bell pepper, carrot, and celery; cook and stir until tender, about 5 minutes. Add seasoned rice and water; cook until rice is heated through, about 5 minutes. Add French-fried onions; toss to combine.

Cook's Notes:

Substitute green bell pepper for the red if preferred.

I like to keep extra seasoned rice stashed in the freezer.

Nutrition Facts

274 calories; protein 2.5g; carbohydrates 32.8g; fat 14.2g; sodium 194.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (9)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2016
My family really enjoyed this recipe. We didn't have any french-fried onions on hand; I think they will be a nice addition next time! I sauteed some yellow onion along with the other veggies. I find the carrots and celery take longer to cook to my preferences so I start with cooking them first. After a few minutes I added the chopped onion (used in place of french-fried onions). For the final minute I added the red pepper which I had almost minced. I forgot that I was supposed to add the seasonings to the rice and instead added it to the sauteed veggies and then stirred in the rice. This worked well too. It was an excellent flavor. Read More
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14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2016
This extremely versatile rice dish is colorful and packed with flavor. As the submitter said you can change it up for Mexican Indian or other cuisines that you could imagine. I tried it with cumin and it worked well. I served this with crushed red pepper on the side for those that wanted a little heat. Thank you Patty. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2016
My family really enjoyed this recipe. We didn't have any french-fried onions on hand; I think they will be a nice addition next time! I sauteed some yellow onion along with the other veggies. I find the carrots and celery take longer to cook to my preferences so I start with cooking them first. After a few minutes I added the chopped onion (used in place of french-fried onions). For the final minute I added the red pepper which I had almost minced. I forgot that I was supposed to add the seasonings to the rice and instead added it to the sauteed veggies and then stirred in the rice. This worked well too. It was an excellent flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2016
Really easy to make and delicious. The crispy onions are a nice touch and add extra texture. I didn't change a thing. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/07/2020
It was just bland. I added all the ingredients and more but it was just bland. Next time I make it I’m adding seasoned rice oil. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2017
Great recipe great flavor. Only change I made was use olive oil. Oh and a great way to sneak more veggies in. I did mine a relative small dice. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2020
Great use for cooked rice!!! Lots of flavor!!! I didn't have bell pepper, but still very good!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/21/2016
It's a really good recipe very simple and easy but really tasty. Totally recommended for a simple lunch or dinner. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/30/2016
This is a great way to dress up rice - the celery and fried onions give it a nice crunch. I didn't have red pepper or grapeseed oil but I did throw in a splash of chicken broth and some seasoned salt. Yum! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2016
This was so easy and the perfect side dish for my fresh salmon cakes. I used a medley of yellow orange & red mini peppers along with the carrots and celery and added a few green onions. The crunch of the fried onions gave great contrast in texture to the rice. It was even better with a few shakes of cholula once plated. Thanks for the recipe! Read More