Monday, June 25, 2012

~Rice Was Nice~

Rice really was nice!  Actually, it was great!  This past week our local weathermen did indicate in their forecasts that we could get temps in the 90°F range and it could stay around for a heat wave.  The first day our thermometer read 98°F, so we spent as little time as possible outside.  The next two 90°F + days also brought an appreciation of our A/C during our first heat wave of the summer!  My kitchen remained as cool as possible.  It was the time to locate a container of Chicken Florentine a la Slow Cooker in the freezer and defrost it overnight in the fridge.  An easy dinner for one hot evening!

Any season of the year we always enjoy this Slow Cooker/Crock Pot dinner.  Extra portions are placed in our freezer for busy days... Usually,  I serve the defrosted & reheated Chicken Florentine over No Yolk Noodles, but for some reason Rice sounded delicious.  Yum!  It was! The extra cooked Rice?  It was used in another tasty dinner over the weekend.  :) 



1 Cup White Rice - I use Uncle Ben's.
1 can (14.5 oz.)  College Inn Chicken Broth Light & Fat Free
1.5 oz. Cold Water
3/4 teaspoons Salt
2 teaspoons Dried Parsley

***Use 2 Qt. saucepan with lid.

  1. Add 1 Cup Rice to 2 qt. saucepan.
  2. Add Chicken Broth + Cold Water to equal 16 oz.
  3. Add 3/4 teaspoon Salt and Parsley.
  4. Stir all.
  5. Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to simmer and cover with lid.
  6. Simmer 14 Minutes.
  7. Remove from heat + burner.
  8. Do not remove lid.
  9. Let stand 20 Minutes.
  10. Fluff with fork and serve.
This is a very easy method to cook Rice.  However, do not let it over boil on the stove top while covered and is simmering.

Chicken Broth + Parsley add delicious flavorings to Rice! 



~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love rice but never try to combine like this! I'll have to try it on one of these hot summer days! Thanks for the recipe! I started a giveaway today. Come by and visit when you can!

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook said...

I love rice and I am pretty rice challenged for some reason. I'll have to give your recipe a try. Looks nice and flavorful.
Have a great weekend!

Cathy at Wives with Knives said...

This is one of my favorite ways to prepare rice and love all the flavor the chicken broth gives it. I often make a rice salad if there are any leftovers.

JG said...

Lavender Dreamer- Great on a hot day. It does not require too much use of the stovetop!

Carol- Really easy and it works!

Cathy- Now I always use chicken broth rather than tap water. Nice use of leftovers! :)