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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 268.6
  • Total Fat: 10.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 77.8 mg
  • Sodium: 462.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 16.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.5 g
  • Protein: 26.0 g

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Canja

Submitted by: MZMARGO

Introduction

This very thick, rich soup is made to celebrate special occasions, such as New Year's eve and special family events. This recipe was adapted from the Smithsonian Institution's, 1995 Festival of American Folklife Cookbook. Recipes for the book were contributed by American Cape Verdeans who are active in preserving their cultural heritage. The Cape Verde Islands are located about 300 miles west of Senegal. Many Cape Verdeans migrated to the New England area.
This very thick, rich soup is made to celebrate special occasions, such as New Year's eve and special family events. This recipe was adapted from the Smithsonian Institution's, 1995 Festival of American Folklife Cookbook. Recipes for the book were contributed by American Cape Verdeans who are active in preserving their cultural heritage. The Cape Verde Islands are located about 300 miles west of Senegal. Many Cape Verdeans migrated to the New England area.

Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1/2 whole chicken, cut up
    2 medium onions, chopped
    3 chicken bouillon cubes
    1 cup short-grain white rice
    light extra virgin olive oil(for frying)
    3 cups water

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Directions

Saute onions in oil until soft and translucient
Next add chicken pieces, boullion cubes and saute a few minutes more.
Add 3 cups of water to the pan and bring to a boil.
Simmer 30 to 35 minutes, until rice is cooked. Add water to adjust to desired consistency.


Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MZMARGO.






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