Sugar Snap Peas and Rice

From Betty's Soul Food Collection... Glam up basic sugar snap peas by sautéing this classic veggie with onion and garlic, then blending in thyme-flavored rice.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 6

1 1/2
cups water
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
2/3
cup uncooked regular brown rice
1
teaspoon vegetable oil
1/2
cup chopped onion (1 medium)
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
1
medium red bell pepper, seeded, cut into thin bite-size strips
2
cups Green Giant™ SELECT® frozen sugar snap peas
2
tablespoons water

  • 1 In 2-quart saucepan, heat 1 1/2 cups water, the salt and thyme to boiling. Stir in rice; reduce heat to low. Cover; simmer 45 to 50 minutes or until rice is tender.
  • 2 In 10-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly, until onion is tender. Add bell pepper, peas and 2 tablespoons water; cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes or until peas are crisp-tender.
  • 3 Stir in cooked rice mixture; cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

Expert Tips

You can use regular long-grain white rice instead of the brown rice. Reduce the water to 1 1/3 cups and reduce the cooking time to 15 to 20 minutes.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
120
(
Calories from Fat
15),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
1 1/2g
1 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
210mg
210%;
Total Carbohydrate
22g
22%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%;
Vitamin C
30%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.