Rice With Chicken, Spanish Style
En Español (Spanish Version)

This is a good way to get vegetables into the meal plan. Serve with a mixed green salad and some whole wheat bread.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size1 cupCalories330Total Fat14 gTotal Carbohydrate24 gProtein27 g
Servings and Times
Ingredients and Preparation
IngredientsMeasuresOlive oil2 tablespoonsMedium onions, chopped2Garlic cloves, minced4Celery stalks, diced2Medium red or green peppers, cut into strips2Chopped mushrooms1 cupUncooked rice2 cupsChicken, cut into 8 pieces, skin removed3 poundsSalt (optional)1 teaspoonChicken broth, fat removed3½ cupsWater with saffron (Sazón) for color4 cupsMedium tomatoes, chopped3Frozen peas1 cupFrozen corn1 cupFrozen green beans1 cupOlives or capers for garnish, if desired
  • Directions
  • Heat the oil over medium heat in a nonstick pot. Add the onion, garlic, celery, green pepper, and mushrooms. Cook over medium heat, stirring often, for about 3 minutes or until tender.
  • Add the rice and sauté for 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly until it begins to brown.
  • Add the chicken, salt, chicken broth, water, saffron (Sazón), and tomatoes. Bring the water to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and let simmer.
  • Cover the pot and let the casserole simmer until the water is absorbed and rice is tender, about 20 minutes.
  • Stir in the 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.

  • Side Suggestions: Mixed Green Salad, Whole Wheat Bread

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