Ingredients2-1/2 cups cubed fully cooked low-fat ham1/3 cup chopped onion2 garlic cloves, minced1 teaspoon dried oregano1 teaspoon dried thyme1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper1/4 teaspoon pepper1 tablespoon vegetable oil1/3 cup cider or red wine vinegar4 cups cooked rice3 cups diced cooked chicken2 celery ribs, thinly sliced1/2 cup julienned green pepper1/2 cup julienned sweet red pepper2 green onions with tops, sliced1 pint cherry tomatoesDirectionsIn a skillet over medium heat, saute the first seven ingredients in oil until vegetables are tender. Remove from the heat; stir in vinegar. Cool for 5 minutes. In a bowl, toss rice, chicken, celery, peppers and onions. stir in the ham mixture. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours. Garnish with tomatoes. Yield: 9 servings.
Diabetic Exchanges: One 1-cup serving equals 2 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable; also, 251 calories, 576 mg sodium, 47 mg cholesterol, 31 gm carbohydrate, 18 gm protein, 5 gm fat.