Friday, June 26, 2009

Wok's For Dinner: Arroz Con Pollo (Chicken & Rice)

I'll be scrapbooking Friday night (not on the calendar when I made my menu for this week, but it should have been on the calendar, just forgot to add it), so I made this meal for hubs and the kids ahead of time. The chicken was leftover from Chicken in a Pot, Tuesday's meal. Hubs isn't too talented in the rice department, so I went ahead and made a pot of rice Thursday night. All hubs will have to do is mix up the rice & chicken, heat them up, and serve with a vegetable or two for him & the kids. I'll be missing out on eating this meal since dinner is served at the crop, but I'm crossing my fingers that maybe there will be leftovers and I can have some for lunch on Saturday.

Here's the "semi-homemade" version for Arroz Con Pollo, the version that I made this evening.

Arroz Con Pollo (semi-homemade style)

2-3 cups fully cooked chicken
3/4 tsp salt
1/4-1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1 cup rice, uncooked
1/2 cup onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 tsp chopped fresh or 1/2 tsp dried oregano (I used fresh oregano from my garden, gotta love it! :)
1/8-1/4 tsp ground turmeric
1 bay leaf
1 can chicken broth (I used 2 cups homemade chicken broth)

Place all ingredients into a rice cooker, excluding the cooked chicken, and cook rice mixture. On my rice cooker, I just push a button and it automatically shuts off after about 20 minutes then goes into a "warm" status. Meanwhile, heat chicken in microwave. After rice is done cooking, mix chicken with rice. Serve & enjoy.

My mouth is already watering just thinking about the meal I'm going to miss out on. I'll keep my fingers crossed that there will be leftovers!

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