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!