Rice Primavera

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This side dish is so simple and packs so much flavor, it is great for a busy week night! The best part? This recipe only has 229 calories per serving!

I found this recipe in one of my new favorite cookbooks. It is a Cooking Light cookbook from 1997 that Dan found for me. It contains so many quick and easy recipes that are also low on calories! Be prepared to see a lot of recipes from this cookbook in the future!

Rice Primavera

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon chicken flavored bouillon granules
  • 1 cup instant brown rice, uncooked
  • 1 can no salt added french style green beans
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup diced sweet red pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a medium saucepan, bring to boil. Stir in rice, cover, reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Set aside.
  2. Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray, saute mushrooms and red pepper for 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Add in green beans, mixing, and saute for another 2 minutes.
  3. Add rice into vegetables, mixing well. Top with Parmesan cheese.
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Onion Roasted Potatoes

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This quick and simple side dish is so easy to put together! With minimal prep time and less than 5 ingredients, it is a great side to serve on a busy night!

Onion Roasted Potatoes

  • 1 lb red potatoes, scrubbed and quartered
  • 1 onion, diced into large pieces
  • 1/2 packet onion soup seasoning
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  1. Preheat oven to 425, spray 3 quart casserole dish with nonstick spray.
  2. Combine onions, potatoes, seasoning, and olive oil in large ziploc bag. Shake to mix.
  3. Pour potatoes into casserole dish.
  4. Bake potatoes, uncovered, for 45 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.

Optional: Before baking, sprinkle potatoes with Italian seasoning.