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Sweet Pepper Rice

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Category: Rice

 Ingredients List

  • 1 c Basmati rice
  • 1 tb Light olive oil or vegetable
  • -oil
  • 1 tb Unsalted butter
  • 1/2 Medium-size yellow onion;
  • -diced; about 1 cup
  • 1 ts Salt
  • 1 Clove garlic; finely chopped
  • 1/4 c Dry white wine
  • 1 Medium-size red or yellow
  • -bell pepper; diced, about
  • -1 cup
  • 1 -(up to)
  • 2 Jalapeno chilies; seeded and
  • -diced (optional)
  • 1 ts Paprika
  • Cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 ts Black pepper
  • 2 c Boiling water
  • 2 -(up to)
  • 3 tb Coarsely chopped cilantro


For a spicier version, include a diced jalapeno chili or two.

Rinse the rice well and set it aside to drain.

Heat the oil and butter in a large skillet that has a tight-fitting lid.
Add the onion and 1/2 teaspoon salt; saute over medium heat for about 5
minutes, until the onion is soft. Add the garlic and wine and cook for 1
to 2 minutes, until the pan is nearly dry. Follow with the peppers (and the
chilies if you are using them), 1/2 teaspoon salt, the paprika, a few
pinches of cayenne, and the black pepper. Stir in the drained rice and
saute with the onions and peppers until it is heated through, about 3
minutes. Pour the boiling water over, making sure that all the rice is
covered. When the water returns to a boil, reduce the heat to low, cover
the pan, and cook until the rice is tender, just under 20 minutes. Gently
stir in the cilantro and serve.

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