Kid Friendly Side Dishes – Easy Pizza Rice with Walmart Healthy Cooking

Kid Friendly Side Dishes Pizza Rice kid side dishes

One of My Favorite Kid Friendly Side Dishes Pizza Rice

Kid friendly side dishes can be a struggle.  Get creative with one of my favorite kid side dishes.  It seems all kids like pizza and they like rice.  So, why not serve them pizza rice for eating healthy!  This is one of my healthy easy recipes that goes with whatever else you are preparing.  Yes, four ingredients create this easy flavor packed dish that can be used as a vegetarian entree or super side.

Popular for College Cooking and First Kitchen Cookbook Recipes

This simple Pizza Rice recipes has been great for college cooking also.  Affordable and simple but best of all FABULOUS!  If you like a vegetarian pizza, you’ll enjoy eating healthy.  Remember, you can always toss in extra veggies as that’s what healthy cooking is about!

Pizza Rice Kid Friendly Side Dishes Great For Everyone

Pizza Rice is a one of those great kid side dishes to introduce your kids to brown rice, an easy way to boost your fiber.  With all the characteristics of a pizza, you will have kids running, but also, don’t count out the adults!  And, this fun and tasty recipe can be prepared in minutes, and also is budget friendly. Even the kids should it good food and especially when it is so simple for you to prepare. Speaking of creative pizza recipes–try my Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Pizza recipe for a real treat.

Walmart Wanted Affordable Easy Tasty Kid Friendly Side Dishes

When Walmart approached me about doing videos for them, they wanted recipes that would appeal to the family.  I knew my Pizza Rice recipe would be a perfect fit as a healthy, simple, flavorful and affordable recipe.  You can watch me whip it up and pick up some tips in the video below.  Don’t save Pizza Rice for only the kids. This recipe is so good it will quickly become requested by your family.

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I have so many more kid-friendly side dishes as well as family favorites in KITCHEN 101 cookbook.  Easy is the most important word!  However, Pizza Rice is actually from my arthritis cookbook. This book really is an everyday cookbook with healthy options.

Pizza Rice Recipe from Eating Well To Fight Arthritis

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes

Makes 4-6 servings

Serving size:  1 cup
Cost Per Serving: less than $1

1 (14 1/2-ounce) can Italian diced tomatoes, with juice
1 teaspoon dried  oregano leaves
4 cups cooked  brown rice
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

1.In large nonstick skillet, heat tomatoes with oregano over low heat.
2.Stir in cooked rice (follow recommended directions on bag or box), and cheese. Cook over low heat until well heated and cheese is melted, stirring, about 3- 5 minutes.

Terrific Tip:  Using brown rice makes this dish just a little healthier because it adds fiber..  Did you know that 1 cup of white rice has less than 1 gram fiber.  1 cup brown rice has 3 grams of fiber.  So, this is such an easy transition to start using brown rice.

I have more kid friendly recipes on my healthy food blog like my Bunny Biscuits.


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With over 1 MILLION COOKBOOKS sold, Holly Clegg has become a culinary expert on easy healthy everyday recipes through her nationally recognized best-selling trim&TERRIFIC® and Eating Well cookbook series, including Eating Well Through Cancer, (English, Spanish and Chinese editions), Eating Well to Fight Arthritis and Diabetic Cooking with the ADA. Clegg attended the Cordon Bleu Cooking School, London and has appeared on Fox & Friends, NBC Weekend Today, QVC, The 700 Club, USA Today, Cooking Light Magazine, Web MD, and Huff Post. She consulted and did spokesperson work for Walmart, Teflon, DuPont, The Coca-Cola Company, and hospitals throughout the country. For more information, visit About Holly or The Healthy Cooking Blog for more recipes and tips.
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