Thanks to a strong vegetable bouillon cube infusion, this recipe makes the house smell almost like it has chicken in it, but is, of course, vegetarian. Meat eaters think I have fallen off the wagon when they smell this and start looking for the chicken bouillon box. If the dish is too runny at 45 minutes, uncover and continue to simmer.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine stewed tomatoes, water, brown rice, orange bell pepper, onion, oil, ancho chile powder, and vegetable bouillon in a saucepan over low heat. Cover and stir occasionally. Simmer until rice is cooked and liquid is mostly absorbed, about 45 minutes.

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Cook's Note:

You can use white rice if you prefer.

Nutrition Facts

343.8 calories; 5.4 g protein; 47.7 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 257.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
03/10/2018
This turned out really good. The ancho chile was a nice touch and the bouillon cube added a lot of flavor. I did make two minor changes (one in an ingredient and one in preparation). Hubby is not near as picky as he used to be so I do change things up some for his benefit. He is weird about tomatoes and stewed are a big no in his book. He only tolerates smaller ones with more texture so I used petite diced. He will eat a completely cooked bell pepper but I know that he prefers and actually enjoys them when they still have a nice crunch to them. I added them in the last 10 minutes of cook time and that was perfect. I did end up having to add another 1/2 water but other than that this worked as written. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/10/2018
This turned out really good. The ancho chile was a nice touch and the bouillon cube added a lot of flavor. I did make two minor changes (one in an ingredient and one in preparation). Hubby is not near as picky as he used to be so I do change things up some for his benefit. He is weird about tomatoes and stewed are a big no in his book. He only tolerates smaller ones with more texture so I used petite diced. He will eat a completely cooked bell pepper but I know that he prefers and actually enjoys them when they still have a nice crunch to them. I added them in the last 10 minutes of cook time and that was perfect. I did end up having to add another 1/2 water but other than that this worked as written. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/10/2018
This turned out really good. The ancho chile was a nice touch and the bouillon cube added a lot of flavor. I did make two minor changes (one in an ingredient and one in preparation). Hubby is not near as picky as he used to be so I do change things up some for his benefit. He is weird about tomatoes and stewed are a big no in his book. He only tolerates smaller ones with more texture so I used petite diced. He will eat a completely cooked bell pepper but I know that he prefers and actually enjoys them when they still have a nice crunch to them. I added them in the last 10 minutes of cook time and that was perfect. I did end up having to add another 1/2 water but other than that this worked as written. Read More