A simple rice dish with sweet peas baked in the oven. Perfect as a side for grilled shrimp or chicken. Adding vegetables to your rice, allows you to have a larger portion for less points and adds fiber.
Yield: 5 servings

Baked Rice and Peas

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
Total Time: 50 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
A simple rice dish with sweet peas baked in the oven. Perfect as a side for grilled shrimp or chicken. Adding vegetables to your rice, allows you to have a larger portion for less points and adds fiber.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 14.5 oz can fat free chicken broth (vegetarians use vegetable broth)
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 2 tbsp parmesan cheese
  • 5 oz 1/2 package frozen peas

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Combine all ingredients in a oven-safe baking dish with a lid.
  • Place a piece of tin foil between the lid and the dish to ensure no steam escapes.
  • Bake 45 minutes (do not open, do not peek, do not stir to rice).
  • When 45 minutes is up, remove from oven and let it sit for 10 more minutes to allow the steam to finish cooking the rice, (do not open, do not peek, do not stir to rice).
  • After 10 minutes, remove lid and fluff with a fork.

Notes

Makes 3 3/4 cups

Nutrition

Serving: 3/4 cup, Calories: 173.7kcal, Carbohydrates: 34.4g, Protein: 5.5g, Fat: 1.5g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 7.5mg, Sodium: 842mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 1.7g
Blue Smart Points: 5
Green Smart Points: 5
Purple Smart Points: 5
Points +: 4