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Cajun Fried Rice Recipe

Karen Combs of Union Bridge, Maryland puts leftover pork to good use as a side or main dish. "The colorful combination is a family favorite," she assures. It's a budget favorite, too, at 49 cents a serving.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked long grain rice
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 medium green pepper, diced
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, thinly sliced
  • 2-1/4 cups water
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt, optional
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup cubed cooked pork

Directions

  • 1. In a large skillet, saute rice in oil until lightly browned. Add the green pepper, onion and celery; saute for 2-3 minutes. Stir in the water, broth, tomato, salt if desired, cumin and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 18-20 minutes or until rice is tender. Stir in pork; heat through. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One 1-cup serving (prepared with reduced-sodium broth and without salt) equals 285 calories, 8 g fat (0 saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 46 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 10 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 1-1/2 fat.