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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Green Rice with Chicken,Peas and Almonds

Okay, this is the last recipe that I will try from Rachel Ray. Every time I cook one of hers, I am disappointed. It looked like a great recipe, but it wasn't. It was like the food they serve at the retirement community that I work at, bland and gummy. My son liked it and Dan did not think it was too bad, but he did not get seconds. I followed the recipe just as written, but it fell flat. It could have used some garlic, but I thought all that onion and lime would do the trick.
Green Rice with Chicken, Peas and Almonds
2 medium onions. coarsely chopped
1/2 cup flat leaf parsley
1/4 cup olive oil
2 cups long-grain
3 1/2 cups chicken broth
1 lb. chicken tenders, halved crosswise
salt and freshly ground pepper
1 cup frozen peas, thawed
1/2 cup slivered almonds, lightly toasted
Juice of 1 lime
Pulse the onions and parsley in a food processor until finely chopped. In a large, heavy saucepan, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat, add the onion mixture and cook 3 minutes. Stir in the rice and broth and bring to a boil. Lower the heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, add the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil to the skillet. Season the chicken with salt and pepper and add to skillet. Cook the chicken for about 3 minutes on each side. Add the rice along with the peas and half the almonds. Cover and cook until heated through, about 5 minutes. Stir in the lime juice; season with salt and pepper to taste. Spoon into bowls and top with remaining almonds.


Gina said...

The one recipe that I like from Rachel is her bloody mary dip for steak cubes. My friends really like it and it is good for parties.

Anonymous said...

YIKES! I pulled this up and the photo made me a little ill. Are you sure you ate that? Rachel Ray will bring you down the wrong road everytime. She does make a good chicken-chorizo soup. YUM-MO. (Sorry- couldn't resist it!)

Michael Tosatto said...

Why is Rachel so popular??!!