Arroz con pollo a la chorrera

Arroz con pollo a la chorrera . This Cuban chicken rice recipe is delicious and very traditional in our kitchen. It is generally consumed shelled, but in this recipe it is prepared more humid, very similar to an Italian risotto, which is achieved by adding liquids as it is cooked, until it has the desired consistency. Hence the term that gives its name to this recipe: arroz a la chorrera.


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  • 1 Nutrients of chicken rice
  • 2 Ingredients
  • 3 Instructions
  • 4 Benefits and properties of chicken meat
  • 5 Benefits and properties of rice
  • 6 Health benefits
  • 7 Sources

Nutrients from chicken rice

We are facing a healthy recipe, which gives us an energy contribution through rice and chicken. Rice is very energetic, since it provides us with carbohydrates. … On the other hand, chicken meat is rich in proteins of high biological value and with a low fat content.


  • 1 chicken or four servings
  • 2/3 cups of oil
  • 4 large tomatoes
  • 1/4 kg of onions
  • 1 sprig of parsley
  • 1 chili pepper
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 tin of peppers (or two natural peppers)
  • 1 latic of asparagus (or other similar natural legume)
  • 1 cup dry wine
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon of pepper
  • 1/2 kg of rice
  • Salt to taste


First cut the chicken into eighths and place it in a saucepan in which you have previously heated the oil. Let it brown well and remove it, to be able to use the same oil when making the sauce. To this oil you add the onion, garlic, parsley, bell pepper and tomato, and place it on the fire, frying everything for a few minutes, until the onion is transparent.

Add the broth along with the previously fried chicken pieces and boil everything for a few minutes until the chicken begins to soften. Then add the dry wine, cumin, pepper, salt, peppers, and asparagus.

Bring everything to a boil for a few moments and add the previously washed rice. When the boil breaks again, cover the pot and lower the heat to a minimum, leaving it to cook for about 30 minutes or until the rice is completely softened.

Benefits and properties of chicken meat

Chicken: In addition to having a high content of high-quality proteins, its caloric content is low and it is a meat with healthy (unsaturated) fats, such as linoleic acid, which helps protect the heart and has a wide variety of vitamins and minerals.

  • Increases serotonin levels in the brain, improving our mood. • Helps in the fight against bone loss thanks to the injection of proteins that it provides to the body. • Chicken is rich in phosphorus, an essential mineral that nourishes teeth and bones, as well as kidneys and liver. • Maintains healthy blood vessels, high energy levels, and metabolism burns calories so you can manage a healthy weight and activity level. • Chicken has a high amount of retinol, alpha and beta-carotene, lycopene and all the derivatives of vitamin A, which are essential to enable us to have adequate visual health. • It is easy to digest and is well tolerated by those who suffer from digestive disorders since their connective tissue is easier to disintegrate. For every 100g of chicken our body gets: • Calories kcal 195 • Protein g 30 • Fat g 7.7 • Saturated fat g 2.2 • Carbohydrates g 0 It is a very versatile food in its preparation, and is not contraindicated in therapeutic management. It can be supplied to children from an early age, and is recommended for pregnant and lactating mothers.

Benefits and properties of rice

We refer to one of the most used foods in the kitchen of various cultures and you are surely one of its lovers, since it is the second most consumed cereal in the world. This cereal is native to Asia, in which it was cultivated millennia ago in a homemade way, and then it was extended in order to make it an indispensable food. Rice is considered in Japan and China as an emblematic food, but its consumption is global. It is a delicious food that we can use in countless dishes, as well as being an important nutritional supplement, being so rich in vitamins, minerals and fibers. This cereal, which is the staple food for three quarters of the world population, is made up of 72.2% water and 25.2% carbohydrates. It is a key aspect, because for every 100 grams of rice, we found 81.6g of carbohydrates. For its part, the presence of protein is low, with only 2.40% and fat is found only in very small amounts (0.1%). It is important to note that rice does not have any gliadin, the protein that makes up gluten, making it an ideal food for celiacs. Further. Rice is rich in vitamins of group B, such as B1, B3, B6 or B9 in the case of brown rice, although it is very scarce, in the white. We also find in this food an important presence of fiber, as well as key minerals for the body, such as magnesium, calcium, potassium, sodium, iron, phosphorus or zinc. This food has no cholesterol or purines, so it can be easily ingested by people who have a high level of uric acid, It also has an alkalizing factor that helps eliminate toxins in the body. Now, in detail, we are going to know some nutritional properties, which are present in every 100 gr of rice: • Calories: 364 kcal.

  • Fat: 0.90 g.
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg.
  • Sodium: 3.90 mg.
  • Carbohydrates: 81.60 gr.
  • Fiber: 1.40 g.
  • Sugars: 0.16 g.
  • Proteins: 6.67 g.
  • Calcium: 14 mg.
  • Iron: 0.80 mg.
  • Vitamin B3: 4.87mg
  • Phosphorus: 150 mg.
  • Potassium: 109 mg.
  • Vitamin B1 0.070 mg
  • Vitamin B2 0.048 mg

Health benefits

1- Help our heart

The first of the best benefits and properties of rice is without a doubt this. Rice is low in sodium, one of its great qualities, since this allows it to be recommended for people with heart problems, especially in cases of hypertension. This food also manages to reduce cholesterol, so it is an important ally, thanks to all its nutrients, such as phytosterols in its shell. Another point in favor is that we will be able to regulate blood pressure.

2- Provide energy

Rice generates a significant amount of energy for our daily activities, both physical and mental, so it helps us for work or study, all thanks to the presence of carbohydrates in the form of starch, since without carbohydrates We would not have the strength to carry out some functions of the organism. With just consuming 100g of rice, we can have carbohydrates for an active day, apart from not having fat, we will not suffer from weight gain. It is recommended for athletes or those who are exhausted.

3- Against malnutrition

Rice is very rich in iron and even a single serving provides the amount we need throughout the day. Given this, it is important in cases of anemia, leukemia or even, for people suffering from malnutrition. For pregnant women its consumption is very important.

4- Anti-cancer action

Without a doubt another of the properties of rice that is worth highlighting. Thanks to this cereal, we will be able to count on selenium, which is an antioxidant, which helps to avoid any cancerous process. It also has protease inhibitors, which prevent the reproduction of viruses and block carcinogenic processes.

5- For the brain

Thanks to all the presence of phosphorus, rice stimulates brain functions.

6- To combat diarrhea

It is one of the best known benefits of rice, because it is recommended in cases of diarrhea, after being boiled with a little salt and oil. It is an easily digestible cereal and has a slight astringent effect.

7- For celiacs

One of the best properties of rice is that it is gluten-free. Being one of the few cereals that do not contain gluten, it can be consumed by people with celiac disease.

8- Seniors

Being a food that gives energy, it is very good for older people to lift their spirits, due to the slow assimilation sugars. It collaborates with maintaining a good nutritional state.

9- Osteoporosis or arthrosis

Rice is a key food in cases of osteoporosis or osteoarthritis, since it contains silicon.

10- Build strong bones

It has minerals, such as calcium that help in the formation of strong bones.

As if that were not enough, there are still more benefits of rice for our body: Rice supports the immune system, have anti-inflammatory properties, and are part of a treatment against skin conditions. They also help in cases of trauma, abscesses or muscle contractures. Rice is very good for people who suffer from acne, hemorrhoids, burns or measles, as well as they have proteins that affect the formation and repair of muscle tissues, with which we manage to keep nails, hair and the skin. Nor can we fail to take into account that rice hydrates, for all the amount of water it has. As we realize, it is a cereal widely consumed throughout the world, in a large number of dishes and that offers all this amount of benefits to our body,


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