Spanish Rice Recipe for Cancer and Chemotherapy

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Spanish Rice Recipe for Cancer and Chemotherapy

Ease of Preparation: Easy Recipe

Dish Description:
Classic Spanish rice not from a box? Yes. You can definitely make Spanish rice at home all on your own with this super easy recipe.

Tasting Guidelines:
This recipe should taste lightly savory and aromatic.
The weight of this recipe is light but can be balanced with salt.
The texture of this recipe is soft.
This recipe is good for people with low to moderate treatment side effects.
This recipe gives an emotional response of a night out at a Mexican restaurant.
This recipe is best categorized as classic Spanish.

Food Ingredients:
1 c. generic white rice
1 small can tomatoes, diced
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 1/2 c. chicken stock

Flavor Balancers:
2 tsp. kosher salt
2 tsp. black pepper
2 tsp. chili powder

1/2 tbsp. garlic, minced
1 tsp. oregano, dried

Recipe Directions:
Combine all ingredients in rice cooker and turn on. Mix well before serving.

Chef Recipe Tips:
If you don’t have a rice cooker, go buy one. Right now.

Cooking for Chemo focuses on teaching you how to make your food taste good again during cancer and chemotherapy treatments. The flavor and cooking techniques contained within our easy to make recipes will help improve your quality of life as you go through cancer and chemotherapy treatments. Our cooking and flavor techniques can be integrated with any diet regimine. All of our recipes can be made with organic ingredients if you choose. Our holistic approach to cooking will help you not only be able to eat but to also enjoy the taste of your food again during and after cancer and chemotherapy treatments. We have many healthy recipes, crockpot recipes, chicken recipes, dinner recipes, shrimp recipes, pasta recipes, soup recipes, vegan recipes, salad recipes, vegetarian recipes, breakfast recipes, and even a great chili recipe. Talk with your oncologist and dietitian to come up with a quality nutrition plan. This site is not to be taken as or used instead of professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor, oncologist, and dietitian before starting any new diet.

This recipe is taken from Cooking for Chemo …and After! By Chef Ryan Callahan -The Cancer Chef. For more cooking for chemotherapy recipes like this, you can pick up a copy on Amazon or Barnes and Noble. Have specific questions? Email us at

About the Author:

Chef Ryan Callahan is a classically trained chef with fifteen years of culinary experience. He is also the author of "Cooking for Chemo ...and After!" Chef Ryan acted as his mother's primary caregiver while she herself went through chemotherapy treatments.