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!