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Says Angie Martinez: "Traditional rice with chicken is heavy on the carbs. That’s why I love Angelo’s take on this classic. He’s replaced the white rice with quinoa—a whole grain packed with protein, fiber and iron. This dish is not totally traditional, but it’s close enough to make everyone in my house happy when I serve it."

Radio/television personality Angie Martinez and chef/television personality Angelo Sosa might seem like an unlikely pair to team-up for a cookbook. But paging through their new book, Healthy Latin Eating, it’s clear that this is no forced vanity project. Martinez, who is known as the “Voice of New York” from her time on Hot 97, is passionate about healthy cooking and these days can be found more often at the farmers market than the radio booth. Sosa, who appeared on Top Chef, has been known to tap into his unique Dominican-Italian heritage when preparing his fresh, flavorful dishes. Plus, they seem to be friends!      

It seems like every Latino family has its own version of arroz con pollo. But no matter how you make it, traditional rice with chicken is heavy on the carbs. That’s why I love Angelo’s take on this classic. He’s replaced the white rice (and all those empty carbs) with quinoa — a whole grain packed with protein, fiber and iron. This dish also goes great with Angelo’s Ensalada de Carmen which adds more protein, vitamins and minerals. This dish is not totally traditional, but it’s close enough to make everyone in my house happy when I serve it.

Reprinted with permission from Healthy Latin Eating