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Rice Stuffed California Avocados

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Nutritional Highlights (per serving)

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390
Calories
30 g
Total Fat
8 g
Dietary Fiber
11 g
Protein
21 g
Total Carbs
 Rice Stuffed California Avocados

Use as Vegetable or Main Dish

Ingredients

Serves: 6
Tbsp.  butter
1/2  cup  regular rice
1/4  cup  finely chopped onion
1/4  cup  finely chopped celery
cup  boiling chicken stock
1/2  tsp.  salt
  egg beaten
cup  grated aged cheddar cheese
1/4  tsp.  Worcestershire sauce
1/2  cup  chopped fresh parsley
  ripe, Fresh California Avocados, peeled seeded and halved
1/2  cup  fine dry bread crumbs

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados

Instructions

  1. Heat half of the butter in a medium saucepan.
  2. Add rice and cook until rice is golden, stirring.
  3. Add onion and celery and continue cooking gently for 3 minutes, stirring.
  4. Add chicken stock and salt, cover and simmer 20 minutes or until rice is tender (if rice is still very moist cook with cover off for a few minutes).
  5. Remove from heat.
  6. Stir egg, cheese and Worcestershire sauce together with a fork and mix into the rice along with the parsley.
  7. Heat oven to 350 Degrees F.
  8. Place avocado in a shallow baking pan and add 1/4 inch hot water to the pan.
  9. Spoon rice mixture into hollows of avocados.
  10. Melt remaining butter and combine with bread crumbs. Sprinkle over rice mixture.
  11. Bake 20 minutes or until crumbs are browned and avocados are hot.

Serving Suggestions:
Excellent side dish with grilled or baked chicken.

Beverage Pairings:
Try with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc.

*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING
Calories 390
Total Fat 30 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 11 g
Unsaturated Fat 14 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3 mg
Dietary Fiber 8 g
Protein 11 g
Total Carbs 21 g
Cholesterol 85 mg
Sodium 460 mg
Potassium 619 mg
Total Sugar 2 g

Vitamin A 1080 IU; Vitamin C 17 mg; Calcium 188 mg; Iron 2 mg; Vitamin D 2.3 IU; Folate 107 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.2 g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 20%; Vitamin C 30%; Calcium 20%; Iron 10%

 

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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