Confetti Brown Rice

Colorful veggies and a hint of lemon juice brighten up this savory rice dish.

  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

1
tablespoon margarine
1/2
cup uncooked brown rice
1 1/2
cups sliced fresh mushrooms (4 ounces)
2
medium green onions, thinly sliced (2 tablespoons)
1 1/4
cups water
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
2
cups frozen broccoli, corn and red peppers, (from 1-pound bag), cooked and drained
1
tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 Melt margarine in 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook rice, mushrooms and onions in margarine about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onions are tender. Stir in water, salt and pepper. Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally; reduce heat.
  • 2 Cover and simmer about 50 minutes or until rice is tender; drain if necessary. Stir in vegetables and lemon juice. Heat uncovered, stirring occasionally, until hot.

Expert Tips

Two cups of leftover cooked veggies work well in place of the frozen veggie mixture. What a great way to clean out your refrigerator!

This satisfying rice dish makes a good filling for warmed flour tortillas. Roll ‘em up and call ‘em Rice Wraps!

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
100
(
Calories from Fat
25 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3 g
3 %
(Saturated Fat
1 g,
1 %
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
230 mg
230 %;
Total Carbohydrate
18 g
18 %
(Dietary Fiber
3 g
3 %
),
Protein
3 g
3 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
22%;
Vitamin C
24%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Vegetable;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.