How to make chicken rice
Chop the vegetables and chicken
Peel the carrots and cut them into cubes. We cut the white part of the leek (the green part can be used to prepare a broth) and cut it into a thin julienne. We cut the pepper into cubes. Chop the garlic. The peas can be fresh or frozen, and they do not need to be defrosted beforehand.
We cut the chicken breast into bite-size pieces.
We fry the vegetables, the chicken and the rice.
In a wide skillet or casserole, heat the olive oil. When it is hot, add the garlic, the leek, the carrot and the pepper. Let cook over medium heat for a few minutes until the vegetables begin to soften. Incorporate the chicken and cook until it is white everywhere, we will have to stir occasionally. Add the peas, a pinch of salt, give it a few turns.
Add the rice, thyme and rosemary, stir and leave to fry for 2 minutes.
- We finish making the rice with chicken and vegetables. We incorporate the hot chicken broth (you can use a homemade chicken broth or use pills), the saffron, when it begins to boil, cover, lower the heat and cook for about 17-20 minutes, until the rice is done. Let stand 5 minutes and serve.
We remind you that they are all chicken rice recipes for 4 people; you can increase or decrease the ingredients according to your needs.
Quick and easy chicken rice recipe
The recipe for rice with chicken and vegetables that we propose as the main recipe is already very easy, but if you do not have vegetables at home or you do not want to waste even the 5 minutes that it will take you to chop them, we propose another delicious recipe:
How to make chicken rice step by step
Ingredients: 1 chicken breast; 320 g of rice; 4 garlic cloves; parsley; 100 g of crushed tomato (2 tomatoes); 1 teaspoon of turmeric; 1 liter of chicken broth; Salt; extra virgin olive oil.
Preparation: we prepare a mashed with garlic, parsley and salt. We cut the chicken breast into bite-size pieces and jump it in a pan with a little oil. When it begins to blanch, add the mashed potatoes and cook for a few minutes. Add the tomato, add the rice, the turmeric, mix and jump it for 2 minutes. Add the broth, let cook for about 18 minutes, turn off, let stand for 2 minutes and serve.