Healthy Peppers and Rice Recipe

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Healthy Peppers and Rice is an easy, delicious and spicy Mexican-Style oven recipe for a great side dish option. Pair it with your favorite Mexican or Tex-Mex entree. Main Ingredients: Bell peppers, rice, chile peppers, corn, garlic and chili powder. It takes only about (25) minutes to make this wonderful, spicy dish. It is a low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low carbohydrates, heart healthy and Weight Watchers (5) PointsPlus recipe.

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Servings: 6


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  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 1 small red bell pepper, cut into 1" by 2" pieces (1/2 cup)
  • 4 (3" long) yellow chile peppers, seeded, quartered
  • 1 (5"-6") Anaheim chile pepper, seeded, cut into 1" pieces
  • 1 tsp finely chopped fresh garlic
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 cup fresh corn kernels or,
  • 1 (8 oz) can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 3 cups hot cooked brown or long grain rice
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp chili powder


  1. Preheat oven to 450° F.
  2. Spray an 8 or 9 inch square baking pan with the cooking spray.
  3. Place the peppers, garlic, salt and pepper into prepared pan. Bake, stirring occasionally, 8 to 10 minutes or until peppers just start to brown.
  4. Stir the corn into the pan; continue baking 2 to 3 minutes or until corn is heated through. Place into a bowl.
  5. Add in the rice, butter and chili powder; mix well. Divide into 6 equal size servings.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 46g
Recipe makes 6 servings
Calories 69  
Calories from Fat 37 54%
Total Fat 4.18g 5%
Saturated Fat 2.49g 10%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 227mg 9%
Potassium 122mg 3%
Total Carbs 8.11g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1.2g 4%
Sugars 1.6g 1%
Protein 1.22g 2%
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