Rice Pilaf with Green Beans and Carrots

Rice Pilaf with Green Beans and Carrots

A veggie trilogy of green beans, carrots and onions is mixed into long-grain rice pilaf for a wonderfully traditional side dish with it all. 12 servings (1/2 cup each)

Prep Time

10

Minutes

Total Time

2:40

Hrs:Mins

Makes

12

servings

2
tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2
cups uncooked converted long-grain white rice
1/2
cup sliced carrot (1 medium)
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
1
cup water
1
can (14 oz) chicken broth with roasted garlic
1 1/4
cups frozen cut green beans, thawed*
2
medium green onions, sliced (2 tablespoons)
  1. In 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add rice, carrot, salt and lemon-pepper seasoning; cook 8 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until rice is golden brown. Add water and broth; heat to boiling. Remove from heat.
  2. Meanwhile, spray 3- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray.
  3. Pour rice mixture into slow cooker. Stir in thawed green beans and onions (make sure all rice is under liquid and not sticking to side of slow cooker).
  4. Cover; cook on Low setting 2 to 2 1/2 hours. If desired, keep rice mixture warm on Low setting up to 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
Makes 12 servings (1/2 cup each)
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Note:
*To thaw frozen green beans, place in colander or strainer; rinse with warm water until thawed. Drain well.
Tip
If chicken broth with roasted garlic is unavailable, use regular chicken broth and add 2 cloves minced garlic.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1/2 Cup)
  • Calories 120
    • (Calories from Fat 25),
  • Total Fat 2 1/2g
    • (Saturated Fat 0g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 240mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 21g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 0g),
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.