Arroz con Pollo: (Yellow) Rice and Chicken Recipe

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90 mins (prep 30, cooking 60)
13 ingredients
8 servings
Spanish, Cuban, South American - a traditional and popular ethnic dish, this ranks among my favorite entrees of all time! Introduced to me by my mother-in-law, this is comfort food at its best! Most often accompanied by black beans (see link) and green peas. Rice takes on a yellow cast from that most expensive of all herbs - saffron. My mom-in-law used a flavoring packet called Vigo which contains paprika, MSG, food dyes and saffron. However it’s not easy to locate unless you live in the southeast, and many cannot use products with MSG and dyes. If saffron is out of the budget, sub a pinch of paprika, turmeric, a tablespoon of tomato paste, whatever ~ or just season to taste and enjoy!

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Serving Size (188.48 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 296.94 Calories from Fat 103.59
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11.51g 141.71%
Saturated Fat 1.06g 42.29%
Trans Fat 0.04g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 590.07mg 196.69%
Total Carbohydrate 43.8g 116.79%
Dietary Fiber 1.98 g 63.5%
Sugars 0.48 g %
Protein 4.5g 72.03%
Vitamin A 0.0IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 16.95mg% Iron 0.84mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
bone-in, chicken parts, chopped, green bell pepper, chopped, cloves garlic, minced, chopped, saffron threads