Arancini Italian Rice Balls recipe – 107 calories

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Arancini or arancine are traditional Sicilian fried rice balls coated with breadcrumbs and usually filled with ragù (meat sauce), tomato sauce, mozzarella, and/or peas. The main type of arancina sold in Sicilian cafes are arancini con ragù, which typically consist of meat in a tomato sauce, rice, and mozzarella. Many cafes also offer arancini con burro (butter), or specialty arancini, such as arancini con funghi (mushrooms), con pistacchi (pistachios), or con melanzane (aubergine).

Arancini Italian Rice Balls recipe – 107 calories

Ingredients:
1/2 cup arborio rice
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 1/2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 onion, chopped finely
1/2 cup dry white wine
40 g ham, chopped finely
1/2 cup frozen peas
100 g mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup parmesan cheese, finely grated
1 egg, lightly beaten
plain flour
1 tablespoon milk
1 egg, lightly beaten (extra)
1 cup dry breadcrumbs
vegetable oil, for deep frying

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Cinnamon Rice Pudding recipe – 155 calories

Cinnamon Rice Pudding recipe - 155 calories

Cinnamon Rice Pudding recipe – 155 calories

Ingredients:
1 1/2 ounces pudding rice
1 cinnamon stick
1 ounce caster sugar
2 teaspoons butter
2 3/4 cups low-fat milk

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Spicy Chicken Rice Soup recipe – 193 calories

Spicy Chicken Rice Soup recipe - 193 calories

This is a delicious soup that’s very easy to make – you can put it on the table in less than half an hour. It’s a great soup for a chilly night… just try it!

Spicy Chicken Rice Soup recipe – 193 calories

Ingredients:
2 (6 ounce) packages Southwestern chicken strips (diced and fully cooked)
3 cups cooked rice
3 (14 1/2 ounce) cans chicken broth
1 (15 1/4 ounce) can whole kernel corn (undrained)
1 (4 ounce) can diced green chilies (undrained)
1 (16 ounce) can V8 vegetable juice
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1 1/2 cups salsa
2 tablespoons minced cilantro (fresh or dried)

Optional toppings
additional minced cilantro (fresh or dried)
additional chopped green onion
coarsely crushed tortilla chips
shredded 4-cheese Mexican blend cheese

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Salsa Rice recipe – 101 calories

Salsa Rice recipe - 101 calories

Very easy and tasty side dish that can be served alongside tacos, enchiladas and taco lasagna.

Salsa Rice recipe – 101 calories

Ingredients:
1/2 cup long grain rice
1 cup chunky salsa
1 cup water

Preparation:
1. In a small saucepan, mix the rice, salsa and water.
2. Bring to a boil, cover the saucepan with a lid and reduce the heat to low.
3. Simmer, stirring a few times, for about 20-25 minutes (until the rice is tender).

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Royal Thai Rice recipe – 200 calories

Royal Thai Rice recipe - 200 calories

Royal Thai Rice recipe – 200 calories

Ingredients:
1 cup Mahatma Jasmine rice
2 fresh red chilies, seeded and chopped
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1/4 cup roasted peanuts
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon minced gingerroot
1/8 teaspoon turmeric
2 tablespoons lime juice

Preparation:
1. In a medium saucepan, combine the Mahatma Jasmine rice, green onions, margarine, chicken broth, chiles, cilantro, ginger root and turmeric.
2. Bring to a gentle boil; cover.
3. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 15 minutes.
4. Fold in the peanuts and lime juice.
5. Serve hot.

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