Buttered Rice with Peas

This simple and simply delicious colorful side dish is ready in only 15 minutes and features a medley of bell peppers, sweet peas and Parmesan cheese.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 15 min
  • Servings 4


cup uncooked instant brown rice
1 1/4
cups water
tablespoons butter
orange, red or yellow bell pepper, finely chopped
cup Green Giant™ Steamers™ frozen sweet peas (from 12-oz bag)
medium green onions, thinly sliced (2 tablespoons)
cup grated Parmesan cheese
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

  • 1 Cook rice in water as directed on package.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add bell pepper; cook about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pepper begins to soften. Add peas and onions. Cook about 3 minutes longer, stirring occasionally, until bell pepper is crisp-tender and peas are thoroughly heated.
  • 3 Add cooked rice to skillet with vegetables; stir to combine. Stir in Parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper.

Expert Tips

Serve rice with a poached or sunny-side up egg on top for a meatless meal.

Add cooked chicken, shrimp or beef for extra protein.