Louisiana Rice and Peas

Louisiana Rice and Peas

(makes 4 servings)

3/4 cup (180 ml) fat-free, reduced-sodium canned chicken broth
3/4 cup (180 ml) water
1 1/2 cups (248 g) uncooked instant rice
1/4 teaspoon (1.25 ml) crushed saffron threads or ground turmeric
dash Tabasco sauce
1/3 cup (53 g) frozen baby peas
1 tablespoon (12 g) chopped pimento, well drained

  1. In a medium pot, bring chicken broth and water to a rapid bowl. Stir in rice, saffron, Tabasco, and peas.
  2. Cover and set aside for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork and stir in the pimento. Serve at once.

Per serving: 141 calories (0% calories from fat), 4 g protein, 0 total fat (0 saturated fat), 30 g carbohydrates, 1 g dietary fiber, 0 cholesterol, 102 mg sodium
Diabetic exchanges: 2 carbohydrate (bread/starch)