Faced with cooking supper on one of those “day before payday” evenings, I scrounged around in my fridge and pantry and concocted the following:
I seasoned and browned 6 boneless/skinless chicken breasts in my skillet; meanwhile I dug out my big oval baking dish and dumped in 2 cups of dry brown rice (Minute Rice, actually), about 1/4 cup or so of fresh grated parmesan, a couple of tablespoons of Italian seasoning (generic stuff from Walmart), some dry onion flakes, and some salt and pepper. I laid the chicken breasts on top, dumped 2 cups of water over it all, and popped it into the oven (uncovered) for about 45 minutes (the breasts were really thick).
The chicken was ok. The rice tasted really good, but it was very dry. There’s also a distinct lack of vegetables, which doesn’t bother me very much except for the fact that I know I’m supposed to eat the vile things to keep me healthy. Any ideas on how I can get more flavor into the chicken, add creaminess to the rice, and maybe add some veggies in a non-obtrusive way? I thought maybe adding a bag of frozen broccoli florets or something would work.
I’ve got 6 more chicken breasts in the freezer and a fridge full of cheddar cheese, as well, if anyone has any ideas for that!