Orange Chicken and Vegetable Rice Bowl

Orange Chicken and Vegetable Rice Bowl

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  • Prep:
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total: 15 min
  • Serving: Makes 6, 1 cup servings

Show your heart you care, try this terrific, heartwarming recipe for orange chicken and vegetable rice bowls, loaded with heart-healthy omega-3s, folic acid and whole grains.

Courtesy of the USA Rice Federation

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 pound skinless, boneless, chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 carrot, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 medium onion, sliced
  • 1/2 each yellow and red bell peppers, sliced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
  • 7-ounces low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 cups hot cooked brown rice

Directions

  1. In a large skillet or wok, heat 1/2 tablespoon of oil; add chicken and stir fry until lightly browned; remove and set aside.
  2. In same skillet, heat remaining oil; stir fry vegetables and ginger 4 to 5 minutes, or until vegetables are tender crisp.
  3. Combine chicken broth, orange juice and zest, soy sauce, and cornstarch in bowl and stir until smooth; add to skillet, stirring constantly; boil 1 to 2 minutes, or until thickened; stir in chicken and cook until heated through; spoon over or toss with warm rice.

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