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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Whole Roast Chicken And Brown Rice In Chicken Broth..



Two foods that go together in a myriad of combinations is chicken and rice... Roasted, broiled, boiled, fried, etc., chicken always finds a pardner in rice! The rice can be white, brown, wild (which really isn't rice!), steamed, re fried, in a casserole, etc... The pleasure derived from recreating two ingredients that can't miss when together, is a good way to experiment with your cooking!
My chicken carcass( I ought to rephrase that!) is simmering as we speak, to create a broth or a stock that will be the base of chicken soup in the next couple of days... flavored with what you enjoy, this is a worthwhile effort that is easy. Simmer the carcass in the juices rendered, adding water or chicken broth, with your favorite flavors- start with poultry seasoning if you don't know what to do! 2-3 hrs. is plenty... pick the meat off, and add to your soup. Carrots, celery, mushrooms, noodles, rice, onions, are all excellent companions to your chicken soup- go nuts, and see what happens!

38 comments:

Dr Zibbs said...

I haven't made a homemade stock in ages. I really need to get back to that.

doggybloggy said...

that is some juicy lookin' chicken - I would crab a handful of that and slap it between two pieces of white bread and call it a sandwich...

Jen said...

I LOVE chicken and rice, which ever way they come.

Anette said...

For some years I used to be skeptic towards chicken (after a not so fun salmonella infection caused by it) but after a long while I made friends with it again, and now I use it a lot! Minced, breasts and legs, not so often whole chicken. I love it, and it can be used in so many ways!

Jeanne said...

That sounds like it's within the range of even my limited skills....

G-Man said...

Yep, cook it any way you like, it's NOT rocket science!

Belle said...

I'm going to have to think carefully about coming over to your site Buff. Everytime I do, it makes me peckish and I have to go to the kitchen to get myself a cup of coffee and a snack. It is taking up far too much of my time.
By the way - I love the nutty flavour of brown rice. I think I might go and make myself some..

buffalodick said...

Doc- Once I started doing this, it's just a matter of remembering not to throw the bones away!
DogB- At $1.00 a LB., it's too good not to do once a month...
Jen- Me too, so many ways...
anette- We eat more and more chicken in the USA, and roasting one whole is the easiest and cheapest!
Jeanne- My motto in cooking- "Simple things, done well"..
G-man- Some days easy and tasty, beat complicated and tasty..

buffalodick said...

Bell- Brown rice is our "go to" rice- the nutty flavor, which marries so well with other stronger ingredients can make it a meal in itself..

Chef E said...

Carcass...makes me laugh! I say that all the time, and have to watch what I write in my blogs to sound a little more professional if you know what I mean...

Chef E said...

Oh, but your food always looks good...how are the herbs...I wanna see a blow by blow herbs growing :), that is the little gardener in me...

Just telling it like it is said...

Recently I have been cooking my beans from scratch with vegetables and I haven't really needed chicken broth to make it taste rich. The celery, tomatoes, carrots and onion have worked miracles..
and and How could you think I would leave my people..I would die die without you all!!! cheers;)

buffalodick said...

ChefE- Wanna laugh, go catch my "Rabbi" crack on your blog! She killed the thyme, but the rest is well!
Darngirl- Good! I'd miss you- but focus on what you must!

Mona said...

I always keep chicken broth cube for instant cooking!

But we can't think of having chicken right now, as avian flu is going strong in my region! :(

buffalodick said...

Mona- I use them myself, but not when real broth or stock can be made! The people who have died from "bird flu" is so small against the population of the Earth, we can desregard it! The media can scare you more than life itself....boiling anything can make it safe- and broth is boiled!

Akelamalu said...

You can get so much out of a chicken can't you?

buffalodick said...

Ake- An amazing dish- all that you want..

Photonuts said...

That is my kind of dinner, simple and good!

snowelf said...

hehe chicken carcass...hehehe
(I'm so 12) :P

So, Unclebuff, Did I tell you I have gotten AWESOME at making rice. I just dump the water and rice in, add the amount of water according to the package and one more part chicken broth and use the LID, do not stir, and it's come out perfect every single time I've made it since. Thank you for the advice! And I shall have more cooking posts up soon. :)

--snow

buffalodick said...

Photonuts- Roasting a good sized piece of meat, is a good way to have a few meals that are less expensive...
Snowniece- I had an automatic rice steamer and gave it away!

Just telling it like it is said...

No worries I am all about the mulit tasking plus I mean I am going to have to write about the dirt...
Mornings with Dr. Goldenrod...and such!

Beth said...

Oh BB....chicken and rice happen to be one of my very very favorite things to eat. YUM!

Chef E said...

I saw the 'crack' and smiled...funny chicken guy...

buffalodick said...

Darngirl- Good Luck!
Beth- Popularity of rice continues to grow in USA! Chicken has always been popular..

Heff said...

I like BEANS & rice, because the after effect is nice.

buffalodick said...

Heff- I'm to an age where I don't trust a fart....

pinknest said...

i have been craving homemade chicken soup lately! i think it's time.

buffalodick said...

Pink- New oven yet? New York is cold right now too- better make that soup!

Kayla said...

what a coincidence. I cooked a chicken and rice casserole today.
Soak the chicken in Italian dressing, cover with dry french onion soup mix, mushroom soup and place all on top of basmati rice.
1hr later, it's all good

K said...

Gotta love the chicken and rice combo.

Looks good.

buffalodick said...

Kayla- good to hear from you! Hope your Holidays were great!
K- You could fill a recipe book with the possibilities...

TavoLini said...

ooh, chicken soup sounds like a good idea. I keep making Tavo beef stew--it would be good for me to mix it up a bit :)

CDB said...

WOW.. I just wandered over from K's blog, where I see you comment all the time. I love the recipe/roux/just go for it ideas. And you're MALE? Amazing!

buffalodick said...

Lini- You could mouw down on rice, while he got the real food!
CDB- Welcome to the blog...I do tend to make man food- you know, when everyone just shuts up and eats while grunting, belching, and farting.....

Kate said...

I'm all about the wild rice.

Tanya Kristine said...

chicken broth makes everything better.

Lulda Casadaga said...

Dahling BD, you know chicken soup is the best medicine, anytime!
I think we should worship the chicken and the pig...they give so much of themselves...what's not to love!! ;) KEEP WARM...

buffalodick said...

Kate- I love the texture and taste of wild rice- usuallly mixed with white or brown rice..
Tanya- Simple, but so true!
lulda- And as they used to say, you can everything but the cluck and the oink...