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Introduced by the Spanish, rice is a common starch in South America and the Caribbean. The sautéed aromatics make this a natural partner with earthy Simple Black Beans, but it is an appropriate side at any Venezuelan meal.

Recipe by Cooking Light June 2008


Recipe Summary

6 servings (serving size: about 3/4 cup)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and pepper to pan; cook 5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Add garlic; cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Add 4 cups water and salt; bring to a boil. Stir in rice. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 18 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat; let stand 5 minutes before serving.


Nutrition Facts

232 calories; calories from fat 9%; fat 2.4g; saturated fat 0.2g; mono fat 1.4g; poly fat 0.7g; protein 4.3g; carbohydrates 48.7g; fiber 0.5g; iron 2mg; sodium 202mg; calcium 10mg.