Spanish Rice USDA Recipe for Family Child Care

Age Group: Ages 3-5, Ages 6-18
Serving Size: 6
Spanish Rice is a delicious blend of brown rice, spices, fresh onions, cilantro, and green peppers! It is simple to prepare and a perfect accompaniment to serve with tacos and burritos.
CACFP Home Childcare Crediting Information
1 cup (8 oz spoodle) provides ½ cup vegetable (⅛ cup red/orange vegetable, ⅛ cup starchy vegetable, ¼ cup other vegetable), and 1 oz equivalent grains.
SOURCE
CACFP Home Childcare 6-Serving Recipe Project.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven:
    Conventional oven: 350 °F.
    Convection oven: 325 °F.
  • Dice cilantro.
    Set aside 1 Tbsp for step 12.
  • Heat oil in a medium saucepan. Add onions, peppers, garlic cloves, and 1 Tbsp cilantro. Sauté uncovered over medium heat for 2 minutes.
  • Add celery, corn, salt, pepper, and spices. Continue cooking one additional minute, stirring constantly.
  • Add beef broth, tomato paste, and diced tomatoes to onion mixture. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Set aside for step 7.
  • Place brown rice in a medium baking dish (9” x 13” x 2”).
  • Pour 3 cups beef broth mixture over rice. Add water and stir. Cover baking dish tightly.
  • Bake:
    Conventional oven: 350 °F for 45 minutes.
    Convection oven: 325 °F for 40 minutes.
  • Critical Control Point: Heat to 140 °F or higher for at least 15 seconds.
  • Remove from oven. Squeeze lime juice over rice. Stir well.
  • Critical Control Point: Hold at 140 °F or higher until served.
  • Garnish with remaining cilantro.
  • Serve 1 cup (portion with a 1 cup measuring cup or an 8 oz spoodle).

Nutrition INFORMATION

Spanish Rice USDA Recipe for Family Child Care
Amount Per Serving
 
1 cup (8 oz spoodle)
Calories
184
Total Fat
 
3
g
5
%
Saturated Fat
 
0
g
0
%
Cholesterol
 
1
mg
0
%
Sodium
 
308
mg
13
%
Total Carbohydrate
 
41
g
14
%
Dietary Fiber
 
5
g
21
%
Total Sugars
 
4
g
4
%
Protein
 
6
g
12
%
Vitamin A
 
38
mcg
Vitamin C
 
27
mg
33
%
Vitamin D
 
0
IU
0
%
Calcium
 
54
mg
5
%
Iron
 
4
mg
22
%
Potassium
 
347
mg
10
%
N/A=data not available
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