Whether eaten out or made with a cherished family recipe, arroz con pollo, or chicken with rice, is a classic Latin American dish. This Latin staple is so hot it’s made its way into popular culture via the Jay-Z song Girls, Girls, Girls: “Arroz con pollo, French fries and crepe/An appetite for destruction but I scrape the plate.” We hear you, Mr. Carter, we love it, too.
Sometimes though, you’re looking for a different twist on an old favorite or—more realistically if you’re anything like us—you’re on the hunt for a less fattening take. The good news is that you can mix up your recipe by trying different grains instead of rice. With pollo as the centerpiece, you can come up with your own go-to healthy arroz con pollo recipe, and give your family a healthier alternative to the traditional arroz.
1. Quinoa con Pollo
This delicious and healthy recipe for Quinoa con Pollo substitutes quinoa for rice. Low in carbs, high in protein and gluten-free, quinoa is today’s It grain. It’s got a great flavor that will liven up your classic dish.
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