When life gives you broth, make rice!

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by Sunny Side Up, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

    Mar 12, 2008
    Loxahatchee, Florida
    Maybe this is an obvious extension for you, but it came as a big revelation to me.

    My usual way to cook the meat birds I raise (the less-meaty standard or mixed-breeds) is to slow-simmer them on the stovetop until the meat falls off the bones, then remove the bones and separate & save the meat for later use. There is usually a lot of broth left over, sometimes up to a gallon, and I don't always have a good use for it.

    I don't have a lot of storage room in my refrigerator/freezer, no extra freezer. Sometimes I'll reduce the liquid in the broth by boiling it down, and try to either use it to make some soup or freeze it for later. Sometimes I have to use it to water plants or mix with the chicken feed, there's just no room to save it.

    But last night I got the idea to cook RICE in it. I was able to cook enough rice to absorb every drop of that chicken-broth-y goodness. Then I made some chicken chili with the dark meat to serve with the rice.

    It made the meal taste even better to know there was nothing wasted in the cooking!
  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits...

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    Thats how i make Chicken and yellow rice..I boil the chicken down with an onion and get a nice broth then i take the chicken out and add the Vigo yellow rice to the broth..while the rice is cooking, i de-bone the chicken and add it back to the rice pot. the broth gives it a great flavor! Sometimes i'll even add Shrimp and Chorizo sausage (sp?) and peas with the chicken to the rice. Yummy meal!
  3. Peeper

    Peeper Songster

    Jan 3, 2009
    Little Rock, AR
    I boil the pasta for chicken spaghetti in the broth.
  4. That's a great idea!

    Boil your potatos in the broth for an absolutely yummmy mashed potato, or just boiled potatos. DEVINE!
  5. Kim_NC

    Kim_NC Songster

    Jan 27, 2009
    Mt Airy, NC
    I can 'excess' broth. Easy to pop-open for rice pasta, quick soup (add some noodles or rice) or any recipe calling for stock/broth. Broth is also great in a pot of beans...lima, pinto, navy, etc.... instead of water.

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