Sweet Bell Pepper Rice

Sweet Bell Pepper Rice

Joey Joan 51

"Normally a pepper and rice dish has a Mexican or Spanish kind of flair to it. I wanted something a little more Italian, and this is what I came up with."


50 m servings 238 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 238 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 4.2 g
  • 6%
  • Carbs:
  • 42.4g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 4.6 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 77 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring water and rice to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the rice is tender and liquid has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir onion in the hot oil until tender, about 3 minutes. Add garlic and continue to cook and stir until onion is translucent, 2 to 3 minutes more. Stir green bell pepper and red bell pepper into onion mixture; cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Season with basil, oregano, black pepper, and salt.
  3. Pour wine into vegetable mixture and reduce heat to medium low. Simmer until liquid is reduced, about 5 minutes. Stir rice into vegetables. Top with Parmesan cheese before serving.
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  1. 25 Ratings


I planned a simple seafood main dish with subtle seasoning for dinner and I wanted a rice side dish with some pizzazz and a little oomph to complement it. This was just what I had in mind. I l...

This is a solid, tasty recipe. I made only minor changes, using yellow, orange and red peppers and omitting the green and fresh basil in place of dried. It smelled so good as it simmered. I h...

5 STARS! Tonight I was baking fish and looking for a different side dish. Hubby loves rice so I was pretty sure he would like this. I made the mistake of chopping the onions and peppers toget...

We love rice, and this one is very good. I used Arborio (Italian rice) personal preference, and fresh basil instead of the dried. With this I made mild Italian Sausage, next time I will doub...

This was such a disappointment... Sorry...didn't like anything about it. The herbs were overpowering..I can't fathom where all the good reviews came from?? Grrr...and it's making me rate a star...

Agree with other reviewer saying spices were overpowering; and peppers were off sync too. Added butter, and salt to try to salvage, but in the end the flavors just didn't come together for me.

pretty tasty :) nice change from spanish rice. I added shedded carrot to mine.

cut back on the oregano, maybe add thyme. over all not a bad recipe for using up the white rice from our Chinese take out.

This was a flop! No one ate it. My kids just ate the peppers. I agree with the reviews that said the herbs overpowered the flavor, particularly the oregano. If I were to try it, I would use ...