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Spicy Ginger Chicken & Rice

Ingredients:

  • 10 ounce package brown or white rice
  • 1 cup diced red onion
  • 1 cup sliced red bell pepper (1-2 inch strips)
  • 4 medium cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1/8-1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cup cooked diced chicken breast
  • 1 ½ cup fresh or frozen shelled edamame
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 teaspoon canola oil

Directions:

  1. Steam rice thoroughly – according to package directions
  2. As rice is steaming, coat large skillet with nonstick cooking spray and heat over medium to high heat. Sautee onions and peppers for 5 minutes or until onions begin to brown, stir frequently.
  3. Add garlic, ginger, red pepper flakes and salt, stir until well blended.
  4. Add chicken and edamame and cook for 1 minute until heated through, stir occasionally.
  5. Remove from heat, stir in rice, cilantro and oil.
  6. Let stand for 5 minutes and serve.

 

*Makes 4 servings (1 ½ cup servings)

 

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 326 calories
Total fat: 12 g
Saturated fat: 1 g
Protein: 26 gm
Carbohydrate: 30 gm
Cholesterol: 40 mg
Fiber: 7 gm
Sodium: 476 mg

 

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