Easy Dinner Recipe – Stove-top Chicken & Rice

July 22, 2009 · 10 comments

chicken & rice

As you probably know by now, I’m always trying to find ways to get more homemade stock into our meals – they are chock full of minerals, which most of us are in dire need of.  (Read more about the benefits of homemade stock.)

This stove-top chicken & rice was super simple and I know you’ll love it.  It’s another great day-after-a-big-chicken-dinner kind of meal.  It took very little time to make, but you do need to allow the time for the rice to cook.

  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • Cooked, chopped chicken (however much you have leftover)
  • 2 cups organic brown rice or germinated brown rice
  • Sea salt & pepper and other herbs as desired
  • Optional:  peas, corn, asparagus or carrots chopped small (I used frozen), whatever you’d like
  • Sometimes I’ll add some real cream (never buy ultra-pasteurized) to make it extra dreamy

In a medium saucepan, combine the stock, chicken, & brown rice.  (You can add a little more rice if you’d like less liquid in the final product, but we like there to be some liquid leftover when it’s done cooking – it soaks up a lot. Even by the time I took the above picture, most of the liquid had been absorbed.)  Bring to a boil, stir once, turn the heat down to low, then cover and don’t peek for about 50 minutes.  Taste to see if the rice is done, and continue cooking until it’s just right.  Add plenty of sea salt and pepper to your taste – this step is key – get this right and everyone will love it.  If you like it “confetti style”, add some chopped veggies and cook ‘til tender.

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    1 CHEESESLAVE July 22, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    This looks yummy, Kel. Very similar to risotto — only without the stirring. And without the cream and Parmesan cheese.


    2 Kelly July 22, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    Geesh, that’s a good idea, next time I’ll add cream and Parmesan cheese, two of my favorite things in the world! I love how risotto gets a bit of a fried flavor and texture when it’s done right…which I can’t seem to pull off by the way.


    3 Rachel July 23, 2009 at 8:27 am

    I use stock anytime I have to cook rice and in almost any time (when I remmeber) that i need to add water to a skillet or crock pot dish. It really ups the flavor.


    4 Ave @ Made in Canarias July 28, 2009 at 6:27 am

    Looks delicious!


    5 angie July 28, 2009 at 9:38 am

    sometimes I wish my family would eat rice I will try to see if this recipe will please them sounds great


    6 Ginger July 28, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    Yum, chicken and rice. Plus brown rice rocks!


    7 Lisa@Blessedwithgrace July 28, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    That does look good and sound easy! Thanks for all your healthy reminders.


    8 Sharon July 28, 2009 at 4:29 pm



    9 Janmary, N Ireland July 28, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    LOVE the look of this.

    I always try to make chicken stock after I roast a chicken, so always have lots to use – must try this.

    Thanks for sharing.


    10 Nicole Feliciano July 31, 2009 at 12:49 am

    Who doesn’t love easy! This week I did White Sangria. Hope you’ll link up over at Momtrends Friday Feasts:



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