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Caribbean Rice

Prep time 1 min
Cook time 23 mins
Yield 8 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)
We prefer the sweetness of fresh papaya, but you can also use the cubes of jarred papaya in the produce section of the supermarket.

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 1 (14-ounce) can fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon Jamaican jerk seasoning (such as McCormick)
  • 1 cup diced papaya
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Nutrition Information

  • calories 111
  • fat 1.2 g
  • satfat 0.2 g
  • protein 2.1 g
  • carbohydrate 24.7 g
  • cholesterol 0 mg
  • iron 0.8 mg
  • sodium 316 mg
  • caloriesfromfat 9 %
  • fiber 1.0 g
  • calcium 6 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat; add garlic, and sauté 1 minute. Add rice; cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Add broth, water, and seasoning. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 18 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat; stir in papaya, cilantro, and salt.

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