Turkey Tacos and Puerto Rican Rice
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||40 - 45 minutes
1 can 8 oz - spicy goya tomato sauce
15 - pimiento stuffed olives
2 packet - goya sazon con pimiento y achote
2 tablespoon - canola oil
1 pound - ground, lean turkey meat
1/2 - tomato
- baby Spinach or Spinach
1 - taco kit: shells, taco meat seasoning, and taco sauce (all included)
2 tablespoons - salt
- Over low-high flame, add to a large pot the oil, sofrito, sazon, vienna sauasages - each sliced into 3, olives - each cut into 2, 1 can (8 oz) goya salsa (sauce) and salt. Allow to sizzle for a minute, then add water, the fat from the sausage cans, and rice. Stir well.
- Allow rice to come to a boil, then lower flame to medium. Uncovered, leave to cook, until most of the water is absorbed by rice.
- Mix soggy rice with a large spoon, lower flame to low, cover the pot. Allow to cook for 20 - 30 minutes.
- Follow instructions on seasoning packet, and taco shell box.
- Shred spinach by hand, dice tomato.
2 Tablespoons - 1 serving - canola oil is 10 grams fat. You can use less (or more) if you'd like - though 1 serving rice, about 3/4 - 1 cup, would amount to, including 10 grams fat per can vienna sausage and about 10 grams fat in  olives, about 8 grams fat per serving rice.
Lean, ground turkey meat contains about 1 - 8 grams fat per 3 - 4 ounce serving. Some 1 pound packages, however, contain more - be sure to read the labels. Lean, ground turkey, seasoned with any 1 - 2 dollar packet of taco seasoning tastes just like beef taco meat - unless you ate a couple beef tavos for lunch, before sampling this dish. The meal is enjoyable.
Cheese - very fatty, and less tasty in the low-fat varieties, was excluded from this dish. With the taco seasoning, sauce, tomato and raw spinach - which is much more flavorful, and nutritious, than iceberg lettuce - you don't miss it at all - especially with the rice, too.
Sofrito is a base for many spanish foods. You can find it in many supermarkets, in the frozen section. However, the most explosive and tasty kind is homemade. A sofrito recipe is, sorry to say, outside the scope of this recipe - call me lazy :( . You can find a good recipe here, though - though don't use ham. It is unnecessary.