Rice with Chicken, Spanish Style

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Quick Facts

Servings: 10
Prep Time: 30 min.
Cook Time: 45 min.
Total: 1 hr. 15 min.
This is a good way to get vegetables into the meal plan. Serve with a mixed green salad and some whole wheat bread.

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 2 medium red/green peppers, cut into strips
  • 1 cup mushrooms, chopped
  • 2 cups uncooked whole grain rice
  • 3 lbs boneless chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces, skin removed
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt (optional)
  • 2 1/2 cups low-fat chicken broth
  • Saffron for color
  • 3 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 cup frozen green beans
  • Olives or capers for garnish (optional)

Directions

  • Heat olive oil over medium heat in a non-stick pot. Add onion, garlic, celery, red/green pepper, and mushrooms. Cook over medium heat, stirring often, for 3 minutes or until tender.
  • Add whole grain rice and sauté for 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly to mix all ingredients.
  • Add chicken, salt, chicken broth, water, Saffron, and tomatoes. Bring water to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and let the casserole simmer until water is absorbed and rice is tender, about 20 minutes.
  • Stir in peas, corn, and beans and cook for 8-10 minutes. When everything is hot, the casserole is ready to serve. Garnish with olives or capers, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 372
  Calories from Fat 69 (19%)
(12%)Total Fat 8g
(7%)Saturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
(29%)Cholesterol 87mg
(28%)Sodium 661mg
(25%)Potassium 875mg
Total Carbohydrate 41g
(17%)Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 5g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(69%)Protein 35g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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