Mediterranean-Style Baked Rice

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (250 mL) grape tomatoes (about 6 oz/175 g)
  • 2   green onions, divided
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) Italian Seasoning Mix
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil
  • 1   garlic clove, pressed
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) uncooked converted white rice
  • 2 1/2 cups (625 mL) chicken stock
  • 1 cup (250 mL) frozen mixed peas and carrots, thawed
  • 4 oz (125 g) tomato basil feta cheese, crumbled (1 cup/250 mL)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Place tomatoes in Close & Cut. Using Color Coated Chef’s Knife, cut tomatoes in half. Thinly slice green onions; set aside green tops for garnish.  

  2. In small bowl, combine seasoning mix, oil, and pressed garlic. In Small Baker, combine rice, tomatoes, green onion bottoms and seasoning mixture; mix until thoroughly combined.  

  3. Microwave chicken stock in Small Batter Bowl, uncovered, on HIGH 5-6 minutes or until boiling. Pour over rice mixture; mix well. Cover baker tightly with heavy duty aluminum foil or 2 sheets of regular foil. Bake 30 minutes. 

  4. Remove baker to cooling rack; allow to stand covered for 5 minutes. 

  5. Fluff rice; stir in peas, carrots and feta cheese. Sprinkle with green onion tops. 

Yield:

  • 14  servings of about 2/3 cup/150 mL 

Nutrients per serving:

 U.S. Nutrients per serving (about 2/3 cup/150 mL): Calories 140, Total Fat 3.5 g, Saturated Fat 1.5 g, Cholesterol 5 mg, Sodium 210 mg, Carbohydrate 21 g, Fiber 1 g, Protein 5 g

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