Green Rice – Healthy Weight Loss Recipe


(makes 6-8 servings)


Ingredients: Nutrition Facts for Green Rice
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1/2 cup tightly packed fresh cilantro sprigs

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1/2 cup tightly packed spinach leaves, stemmed and thoroughly washed

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2 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth

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Nonfat cooking spray

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1 onion, chopped

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2 garlic cloves, chopped

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1 1/2 cups long-grain rice

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1. Place cilantro, spinach and broth in a blender and puree until smooth.
2. Spray a large saucepan with cooking spray and heat over medium heat. Add onion and cook for 8 minutes or until softened and translucent. Add garlic and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
3. Add rice and stir to coat evenly. Add spinach mixture from blender and bring to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer. Cover and cook for 20 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed.
4. Turn off heat and let stand for 5 minutes. Add cayenne pepper and fluff with a fork.


Serving Size: 1/8 of recipe (129 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 146
Calories from fat 7
Total Fat 1 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 28 mg
Total Carbohydrates 30 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Sugars 0 g
Protein 4 g
Vitamin A 6%
Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 2%
Iron 10%

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