Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Pepperoni Pizza Rice

7 WWPP Posted by 6 years ago 7 Comments

Leftover brown rice and leftover sauce meet in this quick lunch idea inspired by my favorite food of all time: Pizza.

I swear I can turn anything into a pizza concoction. Have you seen all my pizza ideas? I’ve used everything from pumpkin to zucchini, polenta to wontons. Nothing is off limits when it comes to me and pizza. Not even rice.

I made this for lunch but I can totally see a bigger batch as a fun side dish for dinner with some grilled chicken breast on the side. Or you could even bulk it up with more veggies adding some turkey sausage for a complete meal.

Here’s what I did…Pepperoni Pizza Rice

  • 2 Thick Slices of Sweet Onion chopped
  • 1 Bell Pepper chopped (I used red)
  • 6 small slices of turkey pepperoni cut into think strips (15g)
  • 1/2 cup Cooked Brown Rice
  • 1 cup raw spinach chopped
  • 1/4 cup of pizza sauce (I used my homemade)
  • 1/2 oz (14g) fancy shredded mozzarella cheese
  • dried oregano and red pepper flakes to taste

Heat a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Spray with non-stick cooking spray.

Saute the onion and peppers. Add the rice, pepperoni and spinach. Continue to saute until the spinach cooks down.

Pepperoni Pizza Rice - step 1

Add the sauce and toss everything together until warmed through.

Pepperoni Pizza Rice - step 2

Remove from the skillet and top with the cheese immediately so it melts a little.

Sprinkle with oregano and red pepper flakes to taste!

Pepperoni Pizza Rice - finished

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
1 entire recipe
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
290 6g 7g old: 5.5 new: 7
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
10g 3g 45g 15g

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    April 17, 2012

    Wow! This looks amazing! I love this idea!


    April 18, 2012

    Love it, Roni!


    April 18, 2012

    YUM! I would totally eat that in a second. And I too could eat pizza every day and never get tired of it - but I love lower calorie versions!

    Anne Marie@New Weigh of Life

    April 18, 2012

    You are a genius! I'm definitely making this asap!


    May 1, 2012

    Hi Roni - I made this recipe last night and it was wonde rful. I can't wait to have the leftovers for dinner again tonight. Thanks for sharing this great recipe :)


    July 14, 2012

    Thank You! I made this today and my 14 mo twins loved it and so did we. Definitely, deserves a repeat!!


    February 5, 2013

    Made this for dinner tonight. Served it with a big green salad. Two enthusiastic thumbs up!