Chicken and Basmati Rice Casserole


Day 66 – I have been reading that we have gone from panic buying as in people buying tons of toilet paper, paper towels, and whatever they could grab to hoarding. They are looking for the items that they are afraid will run out and they want to make sure they have enough if this goes on indefinitely. Items that are harder to find here or MUCH more expensive than normal? Meat, canned foods, frozen dinners, and frozen pizzas are often out or are very limited choices. Fear of prices rising too are driving the hoarding. People are thinking what if there isn’t enough? What if the prices go up and I cannot buy it later?

Where this dish comes from is rice can sometimes be hard to find. We found a bag of Basmati rice at the grocery store and picked it up. Basmati rice is softer than white rice in texture and has a similar flavor to jasmine rice. I wanted something simple for dinner and this is super simple.

Verdict: This is a super simple dish with simple ingredients. Add lots of black pepper for flavor. My kids added a dash of soy sauce to theirs. Doctor it up as you see fit for your family.

I served this with green beans and a simple side salad to complete the meal.

Chicken with Basmati Rice Casserole

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. chicken breast, boneless skinless or thighs, boneless skinless
  • 1 cup Basmati rice
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, clean and shredded
  • cups chicken stock
  • 2 teaspoons chicken boullion, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon salt, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 °F.
  2. In a large skillet cook the diced onion with olive oil over medium-high heat until it softens a bit. Add the carrots and cook until all are softened about 3-5 minutes.
  3. Add the chicken and sprinkle well with black pepper. Cook the chicken for 3-5 minutes.  The chicken will not be done but you want it light brown on the outside for flavor.
  4. Transfer the chicken to a 9 x 9 casserole dish and add the rice, chicken stock, and chicken boullion. Stir well.
  5. Cover the casserole tightly with foil and bake for 40 minutes. Remove pan from oven and fluff with a fork before serving. All liquid should be absorbed and rice should be fluffy.

8 Comments Add yours

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

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  1. I like the addition of carrot slivers. 🥕🍃

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Trying to sneak those veggies in. Peas would be good too!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Pastor Cathy says:

    Chicken and Basmati Rice Casserole

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

      Like

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