Thursday, November 10, 2011

Big Dave's Rice and Leftovers

My sister had a neighbor and his name was Dave.  For whatever reason they called him Big Dave and he made a great rice dish.  They called it Big Dave's Rice.

Big Dave's Rice

2 bell peppers, chopped (I usually use one red and one green)
1 onion, chopped
5 chicken bouillon cubes, 4 crushed, 1 whole
lots of garlic, minced
2 tsp olive oil
1 cup rice
2 cups water

Add olive oil, garlic, bell peppers and onion to a large non-stick pan and saute until tender.  Sprinkle the veggies with the crushed bouillon cubes.

While the vegetables are sauteing cook your rice adding the whole bouillon cube to the water.

Once the rice and vegetables are done, combine them and enjoy!  The weight watchers points + for a 3/4 cup serving is 5.

This rice makes an excellent side dish for seafood, last Saturday I made it alongside my hubby's smoked chicken.  It was delicious.  Then last night, I turned the leftovers into vegetable fried rice!  I was so pleased with how this turned out since I have been making Big Dave's rice for a while now and never thought of this.

I put the leftover rice (about 2 cups) in a nonstick skillet and let it heat while I thawed about 3/4 cup frozen peas in the microwave.  When the peas were thawed I added them to the rice and seasoned with a little low sodium soy sauce (about 1 teaspoon).  When the rice was hot I pushed it to one side of the pan and added 4 egg whites to the vacant side.  I let the eggs cook most of the way before incorporating them with the rice.  The result was a great 7 points plus dinner.

It was so easy and really hit the spot.  I love it when you can make leftovers into a whole new dish.

My daily calendar has an awesome quote on it today.

One good wish changes nothing.
One good decision changes everything.

On that note...have a wonderful Thursday!

1 comment:

  1. Wow the rice looks so yummy! My family are fans of rice and we usually have fried rice as a side during the holidays. I think I might switch it up this year and try this instead. Thanks for sharing. :)


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