Confetti Wild Rice

Betty Crocker's Heart Healthy Cookbook shares a recipe! Looking for a delightful side dish made with Green Giant® frozen cut broccoli? Then check out this great rice and vegetables recipe – ready in about an hour.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 5 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

1
tablespoon margarine or butter
1/2
cup uncooked wild rice
1 1/2
cups sliced mushrooms (4 ounces)
2
medium green onions, thinly sliced (2 tablespoons)
1 1/4
cups water
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
package (9 ounces) Green Giant™ frozen cut broccoli, thawed and drained
1
tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 Melt margarine in 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook wild rice, mushrooms and onions in margarine about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onions are tender.
  • 2 Stir in water, salt and pepper. Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 40 to 50 minutes or until rice is tender; drain if necessary.
  • 3 Stir in broccoli and lemon juice. Heat uncovered, stirring occasionally, until hot.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
90
(
Calories from Fat
20),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2g
2%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
230mg
230%;
Total Carbohydrate
15g
15%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
1g
1%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.