White Rice With Vegetables
Low Calorie Recipe
White Rice With Vegetables contains chicken broth simmered with long grain white rice and healthful vegetables.
1-1/2 cups chicken broth
1/2 cups long grain white rice, cooked
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup bell peppers, chopped
1/2 cup onions, chopped
1 cup frozen green peas, thawed
1 tablespoon parsley
In a saucepan, heat broth to boiling. Stir in rice, and pepper. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Stir in bell peppers and onions; return to boiling.
Cover and simmer about 15 minutes more or till rice is tender. Stir in peas and parsley; heat through.
Recipe makes 5 servings
Calories: 118; Fat: 1g; Protein: 4g; Carbohydrate: 23g; Cholesterol: 1mg; Sodium: 516mg
Calories from Fat: 9 percent
Did you know?
Scientists in Sri Lanka have figured out that cooking rice with oil, then cooling it, may slash calories by up to half. The cooling process, along with fat from the oil, boosts rice's resistant starch, an indigestible carb.
Try it at home: Add 1 teaspoon healthy oil to the cooking water for every 1/2-cup uncooked rice. Cook, chill overnight, and you have rice that tastes just like rice but has fewer storable calories!