Day: February 1, 2006

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.

Ingredients – serves 8:

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 medium onions, chopped

4 garlic cloves, minced

2 stalks celery, diced

2 medium red/green peppers, cut into strips

1 cup chopped mushrooms

2 cups uncooked rice

1 3-lb chicken, cut into 8 pieces, skin removed

1 teaspoon salt (optional)

3 1/2 cups chicken broth, fat removed

4 cups water Saffron or Sazón, for color

3 medium tomatoes, chopped

1 cup frozen…

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