Green Pepper Rice Recipe -
Green Pepper Rice Recipe
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Green Pepper Rice

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"A great alternative to plain white rice. Excellent with my Hawaiian meatball recipe."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    50 mins


  1. Melt butter in a deep saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir onion in melted butter until translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir garlic into the onion; cook just until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes more. Add bell pepper to the onion mixture; cook until the pepper just begins to sweat, 1 to 2 minutes more.
  2. Stir water, rice, parsley, and bay leaf with the onion mixture; bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and cover saucepan with a lid. Simmer mixture until liquid is entirely absorbed and the rice is tender, about 20 minutes. Rest dish off heat for 5 minutes; fluff with a fork.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • If substituting water for the chicken stock, add 1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt and 1 tablespoon butter.

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Jan 31, 2015

Because I wanted to retain the color of the peppers (I used both green and red) I sautéed them with the onion and garlic, then set them aside. I cooked the rice separately, toasting the rice in the pan with a little butter before adding the water and a bit of salt, then simmered for 15-20 minutes until the rice was tender and the water absorbed. I folded in the sautéed vegetables at the end. Quiet, understated flavor, just ride side dish for the seafood I served with it.

Jan 29, 2015

It was delicious! I did change the bell pepper for green Chile instead and the kick it has is perfect!


3 Ratings

Jul 12, 2014

Green Pepper Rice Haiku: "Nice change from plain rice! Didn't change one single thing, 'cept changed the servings." Dropped rice to 1/2 c. and reduced the servings/ingredient ratio accordingly. We enjoyed it alongside AR's "Tender Italian Baked Chicken" and a salad, a tasty way to add some color and flavor to plain rice!


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  • Calories
  • 131 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 24.7 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 5 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 2.4 g
  • 4%
  • Fiber
  • 1.4 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 2.4 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 23 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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