Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins
Okay, so the name's a little unusual, but my DD was 5 at the time she named it... This was one of those "mistakes" that turned in to a family fave. Gotta love it!
- 2 cups chicken stock
- 1 (10 ounce) can Rotel Tomatoes, mild
- 1 cup long grain rice, uncooked
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cumin
- 1 (15 ounce) can cannellini beans or 1 (15 ounce) can navy beans, drained and rinsed
- 2 chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch cubes
- 1 tablespoon garlic pepper seasoning
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 small onion, diced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- In a medium saucepan, combine chicken stock, tomatoes with juice, rice, and cumin.
- Simmer until rice is done, about 15 minutes.
- Add the beans, stir until warmed through, then keep warm on low heat.
- In a heavy skillet, heat oil on medium-high heat.
- Saute onion until nearly translucent.
- Season chicken with garlic pepper and add to onion in skillet.
- Fry until chicken is browned on all sides and juices run clear.
- Add minced garlic and sautee an additional 20-30 seconds, then remove from heat.
- Spoon rice onto plate and top with chicken. Serve immediately.
This is a great way to make rice. I used brown rice and cooked it according to the directions on the back but I added the can of Rotel and cumin and beans. I loved the beans in the rice. COMPLEX CARBS! The chicken was great with it. Similar to a one pot chicken and rice (Arroz con pollo -esque) but better.
I wasnt up to going to the grocery store so used the recipe sifter to find a recipe with ingredients I had on hand and so happy I found this one! Did need to make a few adjustments for our taste and used diced tomatoes instead of Rotel, dried minced onion and garlic pepper seasoning for the chicken. My chicken was getting done quicker than I wanted it to so I added some chicken stock and covered the skillet to finish cooking. For the rice I added chili powder, a pinch of red pepper flakes, lemon pepper, salt, and pepper. The flavor was wonderful and very close to what a can of Rotel would have offered. Very quick and so easy to make! Thank you Gatorbek for a wonderful supper.
I've got to agree with the unusual name, but this is one fantastic dish! I've never had anything quite like it, and I know I'll need several repeats! I used brown jasmine rice which required a longer cooking time. The aroma brought everyone to the kitchen to see what was cookin'. Fabulous, Gatorbek..thanks! Reviewed and photo-ed for Photo Tag Spring 2008.