Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Keeping It Healthy with Chicken and Brown Rice

  1. Chicken and brown rice, along with fresh herbs and spices, is a meal the whole family will enjoy. It can easily be served as lunch as well as dinner and is one of those dishes that seems to taste even better the next day after all the ingredients have settled into one another. It is both flavorful and healthy!

    This is such an easy meal to prepare and is so nutritious. You can really add whatever vegetables you like and any meat you prefer will work, too. I don’t use salt, but you can certainly spice it up with salt or any other spices you prefer. For more information on about other recipes and  free video recipes can be located with a press of a button.
    1 cup brown rice, uncooked
    3 cups raw or cooked chicken, cut into cubes
    3 tbsp Cinnamon, to taste
    Cayenne pepper, to taste
    8-10 broccoli crowns, cut into pieces
    1 cup finely grated (powdered) Parmesan cheese
    1 carrot, peeled and sliced
    2 tbsp. each fresh dill, tarragon, rosemary, sage, and mint, chopped
    1 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
    Fresh salad greens
    1-2 avocados (cubed) (if you like avocados a lot use 2)

  2. 1. Cook the brown rice according to the package directions and set aside.

    2. Place chicken cubes in a medium-sized bowl. Add olive oil, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, and Parmesan cheese. Mix until chicken is well coated.

    3. In a large skillet over medium to high heat, cook the chicken cubes until the sides are crispy brown (If you’ve used raw chicken, then naturally, you’ll need to make sure the chicken is cooked through.) Stir as needed to make certain all sides are crispy brown.

    4. Add the rice to the chicken and vegetable mixture and let cook until the rice is getting crispy or done to your preference. You may want to add a little more olive oil at this point.

    5. Add the fresh herbs and fresh Parmesan cheese and mix well into the chicken/rice. Cover and cook a couple of minutes.

    6. Place the crisp greens on a plate. Spoon the chicken/rice/herb mixture over the top of the crisp greens and sprinkle with avocado cubes. Add an extra drizzle of olive oil, if desired.

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