Spanish Rice – 3 Smartpoints

Ingredients:

1 cup water
3/4 cup chopped green sweet pepper
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 14-1/2-ounce can tomatoes, cut up
3/4 cup long grain rice
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
Dash ground red pepper or bottled hot pepper sauce
Fresh red serrano chili pepper (optional)
Fresh cilantro (optional)

Directions:

1. In a medium saucepan combine the water, sweet pepper, onion, celery, and salt. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 5 minutes.

2. Stir in undrained tomatoes, rice, chili powder, black pepper, and ground red pepper or hot pepper sauce. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, about 20 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed. If desired, garnish with serrano chili pepper and cilantro.

Makes 6 Equal Servings

Nutritional Info Per Serving: Calories 111, Carbs 25 g, Fat 0 g, Fiber 2 g, Protein 3 g

3 Pointsplus, 3 Smartpoints

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