How to Make a Quick and Tasty Rice Side DishOccasionally, we like to have rice as a side dish at my house. Plain rice is not our thing, so I'm always mixing something into it. I've also been known to buy the prepared rice mixtures in a box to have a quick rice side dish ready whenever I'm too busy to make it from scratch. I try not to use the prepared mixes very often because I like to control the ingredients in our food. This confetti rice is one of my favorite made from scratch rice recipes for a quick weeknight side dish.
|Confetti Rice for Weeknight Dinners|
When I was making this rice the other night, I looked at the ingredients on the cutting board and thought the name, Confetti Rice, would describe it perfectly. Genius, I thought! Confetti rice is a perfect name for this dish. So, when I sat down to write this post to share the recipe with all of you, I decided to Google "confetti rice". Google gave me 628,000 results! I guess now we'll have 629,000 confetti rice recipes and I am once again reminded that I'm not as unique as I might think! Hah!
Donna's Confetti Rice
|Confetti Rice Ingredients|
Serves four to six as a side dish
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 1/4 cup chopped red onion
- 1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
- 1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
- 1/4 cup chopped yellow or orange bell pepper
- 1-3/4 cups chicken stock
- 1 cup long grain rice
Heat the olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and bell peppers to the pan and cook until tender, about five minutes.
Add the chicken stock to the pan, cover the pan and bring the mixture to a boil. Add the rice and reduce to a simmer. Cook for 20 minutes. Stir the rice. Turn off the heat and let the rice sit for five to ten minutes. Serve with your favorite main dish.
|This Confetti Rice is Ready in 25 Minutes|
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