HEALTHY EATS

Easy one-pan chicken, vegetable rice healthy recipe

You can mix rice with steamed carrots, peas, green beans, mushrooms and corn.

In Summary

•Nothing is more hectic than using a lot of utensils when preparing a dish.

•You can mix rice with steamed carrots, peas, green beans, mushrooms and corn.

Chicken and vegetable rice(with tumeric)
Chicken and vegetable rice(with tumeric)
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Nothing is more hectic than using a lot of utensils when preparing a dish.

It can be quite a buzz kill, especially if you love cooking but hate doing the dishes.

You can mix rice with steamed carrots, peas, green beans, mushrooms and corn.

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ lb chicken breasts, diced into cubes
  • 1 cup white rice (long grain or basmati)
  • 4 tablespoons butter or cooking oil
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons seasoning of choice
  • Salt and pepper
  • Vegetables (optional)
  • 2½  cups of chicken stock
  • ½ cup (125ml) heavy cream
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Parsley for garnish, optional

Preparation

Step 1

Season your diced chicken with paprika then toss to coat and set aside on a plate.

Step 2

Heat butter in a large pan over medium-high heat and cook the onion for 2-3 minutes, until translucent.

Step 3

Add your diced chicken to the pan along with the pepper, seasoning of choice and salt. Cook your chicken for 5 minutes until it is golden on all sides, stirring regularly.

Step 4

Add in your minced garlic, and cook for one minute then add your vegetables. Stir in chicken stock and rice and bring to a boil over low heat. Cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes, until rice is cooked and completely tender.

Step 5

Stir in heavy cream and parmesan.  This step is optional. Then adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper to your desired taste. Sprinkled fresh chopped parsley and enjoy with your favourite cold drink.

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