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Green Rice

An easy recipe to spice up white rice.
Servings 6
Author Lea Ann, Highlands Ranch Foodie

Ingredients

  • 3 Tablespoons Crisco
  • 3/4 Cup long-grain rice
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 4 - 6 fresh tomatoes depending on size, or one can chopped tomatoes, drained
  • 1 1/2 Cup chicken broth
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 green bell peppers seeded and cut into thin rings
  • 2/3 cup pimento stuffed green olives sliced

Instructions

  1. Heat the Crisco in a heavy skillet and stir in the rice. Cook, stirring frequently until coated.
  2. Add the onion, garlic and tomatoes and cook for 2 minutes. Add 1 1/2 cups of broth and cook rice according to package instructions. Add more broth if necessary and season with salt and pepper.
  3. In the meantime, heat oil in a skillet and saute pepper rings until they start to lose crispness.
  4. Add the sauteed peppers to the cooked rice. Stir gently and scatter with sliced olives.