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Chicken and Brown Rice October 11, 2011

Filed under: entrees — meier1014 @ 1:47 pm

Sometimes there is nothing quite like a simple chicken bake. Especially if it’s one you had when you were a kid, and it’s a rainy day. That’s this dish for me. My mom used to make this dish when I was a kid. Somtimes she used chicken, somtimes she used pork. Either way it’s delish and EASY. I did make it a little healthier with the brown rice this time. I was nervous about using brown rice because it’s really hard to get it to cook to the texture I like, but I searched online and found a recipe for making perfect brown rice in a rice cooker. Yay!

Chicken and Brow Rice

4 chicken breasts
2c uncooked brown rice
1 can cream o’ mushroom soup (diluted with approx 1/4 can of milk)


Making perfect brown rice in a rice cooker
-Rinse and strain rice
-Place washed rice in a rice cooker (make sure the rice cooker is OFF) and soak in 5 cups of HOT water for 45 minutes
-When rice has soaked over and turn on the rice cooker and let it do it’s magic, this will take quite a bit longer than cooking white rice

Preheat the oven to 350F

Season one side of the chicken breast with whatever seasonings you like (I used smoked paprika, ground mustard seed, garlic salt, pepper and a tiny bit of cayenne)

Place chicken, seasoned side down, in a large heated pan with olive oil. Season the bare side of the chicken.

While the chicken is cooking, place the rice in a baking dish (I usually use a 9×13).

Flip the chicken and allow other side to cook, until both sides look cooked. You don’t need to worry about it being cooked all the way through at this point.

Place the chicken on top of the rice.

Cover with the soup. Make sure to cover the rice well or it will get crunchy and weird. Bake for 30 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.



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