Healthy Peppers and Rice
Healthy Peppers and Rice is an easy, delicious and spicy Mexican-Style oven recipe for a great side-dish option. Pair it with your favorite Mexican or Tex-Mex entree. Main Ingredients: Bell peppers, rice, chile peppers, corn, garlic and chili powder. It takes only about (25) minutes to make this wonderful, spicy dish. It is also a low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low carbohydrates, low sugars, diabetic-friendly, heart-healthy and Weight Watchers (6 SmartPoints), (5 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes (6) Servings. Healthy Peppers and Rice will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
Prep Time: 10 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 13 Minutes.
Total Time: 23 Minutes.
Non-stick cooking spray
1 small red bell pepper, cut into 1″ long x 1/2″ wide pieces (1/2 cup)
4 (3″ long) yellow chile peppers, seeded, quartered
1 (5″-6″) Anaheim chile pepper, seeded, cut into 1″ pieces
1 tsp finely chopped fresh garlic
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1 cup fresh corn kernels or,
1 (8 oz) can whole kernel corn, drained
3 cups hot cooked brown or long grain rice
2 tbsp butter
1 tsp chili powder
1. Preheat oven to 450° F.
2. Spray an 8 or 9 inch square baking pan with the cooking spray.
3. Place the peppers, garlic, salt and pepper into prepared pan. Bake, stirring occasionally, 8 to 10 minutes or until peppers just start to brown.
4. Stir the corn into the pan; continue baking 2 to 3 minutes or until corn is heated through. Place into a bowl.
5. Add in the rice, butter and chili powder; mix well. Divide into 6 equal size servings.
YIELD: 6 Servings.
Serving Size: 1/6 of recipe.
Weight Watchers (6 SmartPoints), (5 PointsPlus)
Carb Choices: 2
Calories: 180, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 2.4g, Cholesterol: 10mg, Sodium: 240mg, Sugars: 1.6g, Carbohydrates: 31g, Fiber: 4g, Protein: 4g
Original recipe and image from Land O’Lakes, Inc. http://www.landolakes.com/recipe/2564/rio-grande-peppers-rice
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