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Maine Medical Center - Spicy Carribean Rice
Heart Healthy Recipes

Spicy Carribean Rice

  • 1 1/4 cup cooked rice
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 cup onion, coarsely chopped
  • 5 oz. red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 small jalapeno pepper, seeded and dried
  • 5 oz. Granny Smith or Golden Delicious apples, cored and chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper, if desired
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme leaves

1. Keep rice warm.
2. In large stockpot or steamjacketed kettle, heat
garlic in olive oil over medium heat for 1-2 minutes.
3. Stir in onion, bell pepper, jalapeno, and apples. Continue cooking, stirring frequently for five minutes or until onions are translucent, adding water if needed to prevent sticking.
4. Stir in salt, red pepper, and thyme.
5. Transfer and stir apple mixture into warm cooked rice and serve.

Yield: 5-1/2 cup servings

Nutrition information per 1/2 cup serving:

Calories 103
Protein 3g
Carbohydrate 18g
Fat 2.5g
Sodium 29mg
Exchanges: 1 carbohydrate choice

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