Rice Cooker Spanish Rice with Chicken & Shrimp

Rice Cooker Spanish Rice with Chicken and Shrimp

When you’re in a pinch with little time and you don’t want to be stuck with a pile of dishes, use slow cooker recipes! They’re great because they allow you to multitask while your food is being cooked. And no worries if you don’t have a slow cooker – simply transform your rice cooker into a slow cooker so you can still get the job done! This is a Great hearty meal for a family dinner or your post-workout meal prep.

Ingredients for 5 servings:

• 2 cups uncooked sprouted brown Basmati rice
• 1 lb chicken breast (chopped into pieces)
• 1/2 lb raw shrimp (peeled, deveined, chopped)
• 1 diced Roma tomato
• 1/3 cup chopped red onion
• 1 chopped green bell pepper
• 4oz green chiles
• 5 cup chicken broth (no salt)
• 8oz tomato sauce (no salt)
• 1.25 cup water
• 1 tablespoon olive oil

Seasonings:

o 1 teaspoon Mexican oregano
o 1 teaspoon cumin
o 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
o 5 teaspoon chili powder
o sea salt & pepper to taste

Garnish:

o Fresh cilantro

Video Tutorial:

Steps:

1. Spray the inside of the rice cooker with olive oil.

2. Then add all of the ingredients to the rice cooker.

3. Briefly stir the mixture with a spatula, close the lid and select the appropriate cooking setting. I set my rice cooker to “brown rice” and it cooked for about 50 minutes. Just ensure the rice is neither undercooked (crunchy) nor overcooked (mushy).

4. Once it has completed cooking, serve immediately or place in meal prep containers to enjoy throughout the week.

Approximate macros for 1 of 5 servings:

432 calories, 35g protein, 52g carbs, 10g fat, 4g fiber, 5g sugar

About the Author

photo 1 (1)Kevin is a fitness enthusiast out of Dallas, TX. When he saw himself in his friend’s Facebook photo he knew it was time to make a change. He was overweight, felt sluggish and had steadily rising blood pressure. So, he did what many people try to do – he started exercising to try to “out train” a poor diet. He quickly learned through periods of weight cycling that if he was going to accomplish his fitness goals, it would have to be through a steady, healthy diet, complemented by hard work in the gym.

He started studying nutrition and got started cooking! In 2012 Kevin started a small blog to share his meals online in order to build a community around healthy food ideas.

The blog was called Fit Men Cook and it had a simple message and belief system – “Our bodies are built in the kitchen, Sculpted in the gym.”

Kevin firmly believes that healthier food options do not have to be boring. Ever. In fact, they are pretty tasty!

Fit (Wo)Men Cook is the “fit” story of all of us. It is taking your individual success stories and things (in nutrition & fitness) that have worked for you, and sharing those ideas with the masses so we can all grow, improve together. Just everyday people – no matter the fitness level or athletic ability – aiming to live the best life possible through fitness and healthy eating. Are you a Fit (Wo)Men Cook?

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One Response for Rice Cooker Spanish Rice with Chicken & Shrimp

  1. Jade Xi

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    December 9, 2015 5:22 am

    Thanks, Kevin. This is exactly what I keep trying to tell my Mom. You can cook healthy meals that are tasty when you understand the basics. Loved how you incorporated the rice cooker in this one. Great job and thank you.