Monday, September 5, 2016

How to Make a Quick and Tasty Confetti Rice Side Dish

Occasionally, 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.

25 Minute Confetti Rice

Confetti Rice 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!
Confetti Rice in 25 Minutes

Don't let that stop you from making this confetti rice a regular on your side dish rotation.  This is a colorful and flavorful way to add a little healthiness to you rice.
Confetti Rice Side Dish

Donna's Confetti Rice

Confetti Rice Ingredients
Confetti Rice Ingredients
Printer Friendly Recipe
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.

Make your confetti rice in 25 minutes.
This Confetti Rice is Ready in 25 Minutes
Make Confetti Rice instead of a boxed rice mix.  It is a flavorful side-dish and you control the ingredients.

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  1. I make a dish like this often. If I use homemade chicken stock, I usually have to add a bit of salt and pepper to the rice (store-bought stock has enough salt for me).

    1. This is a great alternative to buying packaged rice dishes because we can control the amount of salt. Homemade chicken stock is the best, but I don't always have it on hand.


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