Mardi Gras Pilaf

Mardi Gras Pilaf
by Donna

I sub out the short grain white rice with my Uncle Ben’s converted Brown – basically it’s a parboiled brown rice that only takes 20 min to cook rather than 45.

1 tsp Olive Oil,
3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into slices,
1 medium onion, chopped,
1 green pepper, chopped,
2 cloves of garlic, crushed.
Heat oil in nonstick skillet and stirfry these ingredients about 5 min or until chicken starts to brown.

To this mixture add:
1 540ml/19 oz can of black beans (rinsed and drained),
1 398ml/14 oz can diced tomatoes (with juice),
1 cup salsa,
1 cup water,
1 cup short grain white rice, uncooked,
1/4 tsp cumin,
1/4 tsp tumeric,
1/4 tsp cinnamon,
1/4 tsp salt.

Bring to a boil then cover and simmer for about 20 min, stirring occasionally, until rice is tender and chicken is cooked.

Serves six. One serving is 306 calories, 22 g protein, 2.2 g total fat.

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