ReciMeals are designed to be complete meals that need only be accompanied by a beverage, and sometimes a side salad or slice of bread. A ReciMeal provides significant amounts of at least three of the five MyPyramid food groups: about 1/2 cup of fruits, 1/2 cup of vegetables, 1 ounce equivalent of grain foods, 2 ounces or the equivalent of lean meat or beans or 1 cup or the equivalent of milk per recipe serving. As a convenient one-dish meal, this elegant dish can be an easy pantry meal on its own, or deliciously accompanied by a garden salad with crusty bread. Made with protein-rich canned chicken, it’s just as delicious with canned turkey or crabmeat.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 cup sliced leek
- 1 cup arborio rice
- 1 (15 ounce) can reduced-sodium chicken broth
- 1⁄2 cup white wine
- 1 (10 ounce) can chicken, drained
- 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained
- 1⁄2 cup freshly grated gruyere or 1⁄2 cup swiss cheese
- 1⁄4 cup chopped fresh savory or 1 tablespoon dried savory
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Heat oil in a medium, non-stick saucepan over medium heat. Add leeks; cook and stir for 5 minutes, until leeks are softened. Add rice; stir, coating rice with olive oil and leeks. Pour in broth and wine.
- Simmer covered until stock is absorbed and rice is still just slightly firm, about 20 minutes.
- Gently stir in chicken, artichokes, cheese and savory. Cover; let sit for five minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.
- Nutritional Information Per Serving: Calories 320; Total fat 9g; Saturated fat 3.5g; Cholesterol 40mg; Sodium 900mg; Carbohydrate 31g; Fiber 1g; Protein 23g; Vitamin A 15%DV*; Vitamin C 15%DV; Calcium 20%DV; Iron 15%DV Per serving, this dish provides from MyPyramid: About 1/2 cup Vegetable Group; 1 ounce Grains Group; 2 1/2 ounces Meat and Beans Group *Daily Value.
This was delicious! Used fresh chicken and browned that slightly before adding the leeks. For method, I opted to make this like a regular risotto and poured a little liquid at a time (still only cooking for 20 mins) Finally used some sort of fancy swiss cheese because I couldn't get hold of Gruyere. Gorgeous flavours and a simple recipe to follow. Thanks for sharing it.