Sweet Bell Pepper Rice

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup long grain rice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small sweet onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 small red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tiny pinch salt
  • 1 splash dry white wine
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese(Optional)
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Bring water and rice to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the rice is tender and liquid has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes.

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  • Step 2

    Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir onion in the hot oil until tender, about 3 minutes. Add garlic and continue to cook and stir until onion is translucent, 2 to 3 minutes more. Stir green bell pepper and red bell pepper into onion mixture; cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Season with basil, oregano, black pepper, and salt.

  • Step 3

    Pour wine into vegetable mixture and reduce heat to medium low. Simmer until liquid is reduced, about 5 minutes. Stir rice into vegetables. Top with Parmesan cheese before serving.

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