This fast,easy stew can be made two VERY different ways! One way is a more traditional,comforting stew. The other is what my friend calls "Cambodian" stew. Both are relatively healthy and reheat well!
- 1 1⁄2 lbs chicken breasts
- 4 (14 ounce) cans chicken broth
- 1⁄2 small yellow onion, Diced
- 1 cup of shredded carrot
- 4 large garlic cloves, Finely Minced
- 1 1⁄2 cups jasmine rice
Additional Ingredients for Cambodian Style
- 2 limes, Quartered
- 2 teaspoons fish sauce
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 8 large prawns, Cooked and Diced for garnish
- 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, Finely Chopped for garnish
- In a large soup pot, bring chicken broth, onions, carrots, garlic, and chicken to a boil.
- Boil until chicken is done, usually 15 mins or so depending on thickness of breasts. Remove chicken, dice, and set aside in a bowl.
- Add rice to broth and veggie mixture. Bring to a boil and boil on med-high for 5 minutes.
- Reduce heat, partially cover, simmer until rice is done. Usually 15 minutes.
- Add chicken (Unless you are making Cambodian Style, see below).
- Stir and serve!
- ******If making Cambodian Style, ****.
- Add the fish sauce and sugar. Stir. Taste and make adjustments as needed. If you're new to fish sauce, remember you can always add more sugar to counteract the saltiness. But MEASURE! A little goes a LONG way for both ingredients here!
- Add chicken and stir.
- Place in serving bowl, top with shrimp, cilantro, and a section of lime!
YUM! I ended up making it both ways in one by accident and it was delicious! I used brown rice instead of Jasmine, but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. My husband and I put Sriracha sauce in ours to give it some spice, but left it as is for everyone else. My kids enjoyed this dish too. Definitely a keeper!!
Comfort food! We loved this stew recipe. It was quick & easy to make & normally I'd have everything on hand. Tonight, what I thought was jasmine rice turned out to be sticky rice (glutinous rice). I've never used it for anything but sticky rice, but didn't have much choice tonight. So I adjusted the amount of rice down to 1 cup & used it anyway. I made the traditional recipe due to fish & shellfish allergies. We were really happy with the texture as well as the flavor of this stew & the best part was picky DD eating it without bribery! Thanks for sharing your recipe, Manda! Made for Photo Forum's January 2009 Belly Warmers-Soups & Stews tag game.