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Chicken with Rice

Made a Chicken with Rice dish on Saturday. Made so much that there’s going to be leftovers for at least three days 😛 dad should be happy he doesn’t have to cook then. This is made with tumeric so it makes your rice yellow but feel free to even use paprika if you feel like having red looking rice 🙂

Chicken and Rice

3 Chicken breast skinless and boneless cut into small chunks

Half an onion, chopped

1 red pepper, chopped

2 tblsp of olive oil

1 tsp of garlic powder

2 tblsp of tumeric

1 1/2 tsp of cumin

chicken broth

rice

half a cup of frozen mixed veggies (thawed)

salt to taste

1. Brown the chicken, onion, mixed veggies and red pepper in oil in pot. Remove with a spoon.

2. With same pot brown the rice until browned slightly and then add the ingredients from step one.

3. Add your tumeric, cumin, and garlic powder. Stir frequently until rice changes color. You may have to add more tumeric if it’s not yellow enough. It’s up to you.

4. Add the broth. (Depending how much rice you’re cooking, you might have to use 2-6 cups of broth so your rice won’t be dry and hard.) Bring to a boil, lower heat and cover and simmer until rice is soft and fluffy.

And you’re done. Many people would say this is like a “Paella” dish. I stubbornly refuse to call it that as Paella is really seafood and rice 😛 I’m just technical that way. I’m vague on the measurements with the broth and rice as I made enough for about 6-10 people (so that would have been about 3 cans of chicken broth, and about 6 cups of rice) if you were to do it with smaller servings, naturally it would be less broth and rice 🙂 Enjoy! this turned out to be a success although I burnt a bit of the bottom. My fault though. Be sure to stir frequently as you’re cooking so it won’t burn!

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