This is a really tasty, colourful, and quick side dish or a fast meal for those on the go. I make this about once a week and it is great reheated with a sprinkle of Parmesan.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place rice and water in a pot, and bring to a boil. Let sit five minutes. Fluff with a fork.

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  • Heat the oil in a wok over medium heat. Stir in the orange bell pepper, red bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, onion, and spinach. Season with garlic salt and seasoned salt. Cook 5 minutes. Mix in cooked rice, vinaigrette and Parmesan cheese. Continue cooking until heated through.

Nutrition Facts

225 calories; protein 5.1g; carbohydrates 30.1g; fat 9.4g; cholesterol 5.5mg; sodium 942.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2010
Being a vegetarian, I'm always looking for new ideas and I really enjoyed this rice dish. The only changes I made were to use brown rice, frozen spinach and balsamic vinaigrette dressing. The next time I make it, I'm going to add a can of black beans and use it as a main dish. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
04/26/2006
Maybe it's caused I used frozen spinach but this was weird. And I love all the veggies and cheese that is in it. Just maybe not together. It was very sticky and bland. To me it tasted weird Read More
(4)
44 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 23
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2010
Being a vegetarian, I'm always looking for new ideas and I really enjoyed this rice dish. The only changes I made were to use brown rice, frozen spinach and balsamic vinaigrette dressing. The next time I make it, I'm going to add a can of black beans and use it as a main dish. Read More
(54)
Rating: 4 stars
02/23/2008
This was really good. I used a blend of long-grain and brown rice and added mushrooms. I also used frozen spinach which I thoroughly drained and sauteed for a few minutes on it's own (this step may be what the previous reviewer was missing - you sometimes have to cook frozen spinach a little more to get the "freezery" taste out of it). I served this on a platter and put the cheese down the middle of the dish (my kids can be picky about parm). All in in all it was really good - I recommend using different rices for texture and flavor. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2009
This is amazing. I used Minnesota wild rice (60 min. instead of instant) and mixed balsamic and white wine vinegar wit a little lemon juice for the dressing. For season salt I used Mrs. Dash. The flavors complement one another beautifully. We'll be having this regularly and I'll double the recipe next time! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/08/2008
I have to review this as they changed some of the ingredients on me. I use italian dressing not vinagrette (although I am going to try greek too as that might be an interesting flavour as well with some feta cheese) and I use Mrs. Dash original as the seasoning salt. And yes fresh spinach is better as it is less watery. I also like it with mushrooms thanks for the idea!:o) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2014
Mmmmm mm! Hubs and I have both decided we really really like rice side dishes like this with lots of added vegetables. They re pretty they re delicious and they re good for you. I particularly liked the addition of the fresh spinach in this one. I prepared this with regular long grain rice (I don t use instant) and eliminated the vinaigrette. I loved the Parmesan in mine but in consideration of Parmesan Hating Hubs I left it out of his portion so he wouldn t whine. (He said it tasted good and it didn't stink) This and some steamed broccoli was just the right side dish alongside Mushroom Melt Stuffed Chicken also from this site. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2011
I used Jasmine rice because that was what I had on hand. I followed the receipe to the letter. This dish was great. Can't wait to make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2010
Very colorful excellent dish. I used whole grain white & wild rice not instant rice so cooking time was significantly increased. Will definitely make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2012
I needed a simple side dish to use up some fresh spinach and bell peppers and this was perfect. I used my regular long grain white rice and didn't add the vinaigrette dressing tasted fine without it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2011
very good. I would make it again. It makes wonderful leftovers and the flavors enhance the second or third day. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/26/2006
Maybe it's caused I used frozen spinach but this was weird. And I love all the veggies and cheese that is in it. Just maybe not together. It was very sticky and bland. To me it tasted weird Read More
(4)
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