Rice with Chicken, Spanish Style
This is a good way to get vegetables into the meal plan. Serve with a mixed green salad and some whole wheat bread.
- 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)
- 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.
Calories from Fat 69 (19%)
(12%)Total Fat 8g
(7%)Saturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Total Carbohydrate 41g
(17%)Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
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