Central American Yellow Rice and Chicken

45 mins (prep 20, cooking 25)
10 ingredients
8-10 servings
Delicious AUTHENTIC rice recipe from an experienced AUTHENTIC central american cook! I use this side dish for family gatherings and special occasions. This recipe was handed down to me from my grandmother and hope you enjoy it as much as I do! It calls for PARBROILED rice not regular long grain rice. It is better to use parbroiled as it will not become all mushy and pasty as regular rice does when you make the mistake of adding too much water (as many of us rice cooks do!). I reccomend using chicken breast and not any other dark chicken meat because when you shred dark meat, you get really ugly dark parts and it looks kinda disgusting when served with rice (or any other side dish for that matter). Chicken breast comes out white and clean. When it comes to adding the curry powder, I usually add about 3 tablespoons because I like my rice to come out a nice darker yellow color and I enjoy the taste of curry but it may not suit your palate. You should taste the rice broth as you add the curry to determine if you have added enough curry to suit your taste buds. Don't forget to salt your rice DURING cooking time! If you notice that the water that you added to cook the rice has absorbed and the rice is still a little hard then don't worry and add another 1/4 cup water and extend cooking time about 10 min or until water has been absorbed. You can also add small shrimp to this recipe to give it a little seafood twist (it also tastes great!).

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Serving Size (207.03 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 194.32 Calories from Fat 16.47
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1.83g 22.52%
Saturated Fat 0.32g 12.89%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 31.92mg 10.64%
Total Carbohydrate 40.68g 108.49%
Dietary Fiber 4.44 g 142.07%
Sugars 1.51 g %
Protein 4.28g 68.48%
Vitamin A 4079.1IU% Vitamin C 0.79mg%
Calcium 48.32mg% Iron 1.82mg%
*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:
cooking oil, skinless chicken breasts, chopped bell pepper, chopped onion