Pretty good! I added a clove of garlic with the onions, and 1/2 cup white wine for some of the water-DH did not know I used a mix!
Really, really good! If possible, do use Vigo Yellow Rice; it makes all the difference! Also, the amount of water corresponds with what is listed on the Vigo package, so if you use a different kind of yellow rice, adjust accordingly. I haven't used boneless, skinless thighs very often but they were really good in this dish. Carole, I grew up in FL and this recipe reminds me of home! Thanks for sharing!!
This is probably only the 2nd time I've made chicken and rice and the previous time, 20 years ago, involved bone-in, skin-on chicken pieces and cream of mushroom soup.
I modified this quite a bit (due to ingredient limitations). I used:
skinless chicken legs and thighs (bone in)
brown rice (for extra fiber)
a bag of frozen mixed vegetables--red pepper, carrot, corn, pea--(in the absence of green pepper) and stirred that into the rice after it had cooked, then held it in a warm oven until guests arrived.
I baked this in the oven with lots of liquid (5 1/2 cups of chicken stock with saffron to 4 cups of short grained brown rice) uncovered for about 40 minutes. After it was done and I stirred the veg in, I added another cup of liquid and covered the whole dish with foil.
My way isn't a quick and easy way to do it, but I live in a land without too many conveniences!!
:-) "Woe is me!" But I'd definitely do it again! The flavor of the rice having been friend in chicken drippings and slowly simmering under chicken pieces is GREAT.
This was so good! It was easy to cook as well. I was looking for a simple chicken and rice recipe with few ingredients and this is definately it. My boyfriend is really critical of my cooking but he piled this one on his plate and went back for more, as well as I. Mmmmmm. Will make this again!
I know there are other ingredients on the list that absorb the water, but my own "dummy" skills in adding too much liquid when I cook rice leads me to question whether 2 1/2 cups of liquid isn't too much for a little over 1 cup of rice? By the way, do they have that Vigo Brand in California markets? Also, what about the beer? Yo soy cubana y es uno de los ingredientes mas importantes segun lo que me ensenaron! =D
It is just perfect! Thanks!