Today’s Weight Watchers Wednesday recipe is sooo yummy! I don’t care if you follow Weight Watcher’s or not – this is a fantastic side dish! If you want extra spice, use the drained RoTel juice in place of the water. If spice just isn’t your thing, be sure to purchase the mild. I’ll be making this a lot!
1 cup white rice (I used parboiled, brown would be great too)
14.5 oz can reduced sodium chicken broth or 1 3/4 cup of your own
1/2 cup water (or drained rotel!)
1 can diced tomatoes with chiles, like Rotel, drained
2 cloves garlic
2 tsp chili powder
1 onion, minced
1 carrot minced
1 celery stalk minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
2/3 cup frozen corn kernels
1/4 tsp salt
In a large pan, saute onion in olive oil over medium heat until softened, about 5 minutes. Add uncooked rice and saute until golden, about 4 minutes. Add garlic and chili powder, stir to coat. Add broth, water, carrot, celery and salt, simmer for 15 minutes. Add drained tomatoes with chiles and corn. Simmer covered an additional 10 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Serve with your favorite grilled main dish and enjoy!
Serving Size 3/4 cup. Calories: 149, Fat: 2g, Fiber: 2g, Protein: 4g, Total Sugar: 4g
*I threw all of the vegetables in my chopper until they were finely minced