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Spanish Fried Rice

Prep time 8 mins
Cook time 40 mins
Other time 30 mins
Yield 5 servings (serving size: about 1 1/4 cups)

Ingredients

  • 1 (10-ounce) package saffron yellow rice mix (such as Vigo)
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped onion (1 medium)
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup frozen petite green peas
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (19-ounce) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained
  • 1 (12-ounce) jar roasted red bell peppers, drained and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 (2 1/4-ounce) can sliced ripe olives, drained

Nutrition Information

  • calories 335
  • fat 5.7 g
  • satfat 0.6 g
  • protein 9.6 g
  • carbohydrate 63.0 g
  • cholesterol 0 mg
  • iron 2.2 mg
  • sodium 427 mg
  • caloriesfromfat 15 %
  • fiber 5.2 g
  • calcium 56 mg

How to Make It

  1. Cook rice according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Spread rice onto a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Let stand 30 minutes or until completely cool.

  2. . Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; sauté 5 minutes. Add remaining 2 teaspoons oil and rice. Cook 6 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Stir in peas and remaining ingredients; cook 1 minute or until thoroughly heated.

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