More specifically I've been craving brown mole. I had never made it myself before but I'd seen my mother and grandmother make it and thought I'd give it a shot.
This is that story:
I started out with these ingredients
Dona Maria Mole paste
Uncle Bens 90 second flavored rice
Hersheys dark chocolate
Chicken breast (not shown)
Olive oil (also not shown)
and sliced almonds as a garnish
I boiled the chicken with the bouillon and some garlic salt.
While the chicken boiled, I sauteed the sliced onion, chopped mushroom and garlic with a dash of olive oil.
When the chicken finished boiling I added it to the saute pan and mixed it all together.
I then added the mole paste and about a cup of the left over chicken broth. Once the sauce thickened I shredded about a bite of dark chocolate to it. I let it all mix in and tada I have mole!:
While it simmered I popped the rice in the microwave:
Once it was done I put it in my bowl and added my mole on top. Garnished with some almonds and dinner is served!
I even made enough for lunch tomorrow.
So all in all pretty easy to make. But what of the taste? Well:
I can't argue with it. I even licked the bowl.
So how many calories was all this:
One serving= approx 440 calories (220 of which are from the Uncle Bens rice alone).
Things I could do differently in the future?
Skip the garnish if desired.
Skip the extra chocolate. (it really didn't change the taste too much)
But most of all I think that if I were to have made my own spanish or even Minute white or brown rice it would have brought it down to 300 calories.
Either way, not bad. Not bad at all.
Have a great week everyone!