We substitute spiralized golden beets that have been pulsed into rice here for traditional rice in this healthy, low-carb twist on arroz con pollo. With the same great flavors and ingredients (except for rice!), you’ll love this vegetable packed dish.
Spiralized Golden Beet Arroz con Pollo
Arroz con pollo is a traditional Spanish and Latin American dish that literally translated to “rice with chicken.” Typically, it’s made with chicken, rice, peas, tomatoes, bell peppers, garlic, and some seasonings. It’s one of those comforting dishes that you find yourself going for seconds.
This is one of my husband’s favorite meals of mine, because it brings him back to his home roots in Puerto Rico, where he ate a lot of chicken and rice. This version uses spiralized golden beets that have been pulsed in a food processor to make rice-like bits which can be treated like rice!
What I love about using golden beets here (aside from the gorgeous color) is that they absorb the juices in this dish so well and create a juicier flavor with every bite. Golden beets are packed with vitamins and minerals, so every bite is also a nutritional boost.
This dish actually saves well in the fridge or freezer, so make it on your next meal prep day! And I wouldn’t recommend using red beets, stick to golden beets (for color and flavor.) Other than that, this one pan dish is guaranteed to wow even the most scrupulous of veggie rice dishes!
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