1/3 cup commercial roasted red pepper, drained and chopped
1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon pepper
How to Make It
Combine broth and water in a medium saucepan; place over medium heat. Cover and bring to a simmer; reduce heat to low, and keep warm. (Do not boil.)
Coat a large saucepan with cooking spray; place over medium-low heat until hot. Add rice and 1 cup simmering broth mixture. Cook, stirring constantly, until most of liquid is absorbed. Add 1 1/2 cups broth mixture, 1/2 cup at a time, cooking and stirring constantly until each 1/2 cup addition is absorbed. Stir in tomato. Add remaining 2 cups broth mixture, 1/2 cup at a time, cooking and stirring constantly until each 1/2 cup addition is absorbed. (Rice will be tender and will have a creamy consistency.) Add peas and remaining ingredients, stirring until cheese melts; serve immediately.