Busy week coming up! Quick meals planned for the nights we have baseball.
Monday: pork chops, sweet potatoes, broccoli
Tuesday: hot dogs, macaroni and cheese, salad
Wednesday: ziti and sausage, salad
Thursday: roast chicken, potatoes, green beans, salad
Friday: homemade hamburger helper, salad
Saturday: chicken soup
Sunday: breakfast for dinner
My middle son David is a very picky eater but he loves packaged chicken flavored rice. I have been working on coming up with a copy cat brown rice version for a while and I think I finally mastered it! Cooking this in the Instant Pot is my favorite method because I don’t have to watch it like a hawk (I always seem to let rice boil over and/or run out of water!). If you prefer to cook it on the stove top, just adjust the water and cooking time based on your rice package’s directions. The turmeric gives it a great yellow color and the Better Than Bullion gives is a nice chicken flavor, and it’s more flavorful than cooking it in chicken stock.
Chicken Flavored Rice in the Instant Pot
- 2 cups brown rice
- 3 cups water
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 Tbsp Chicken Better Than Bullion
- 1/2 tsp turmeric
Combine all ingredients in the Instant Pot. Set it to manual high pressure for 28 minutes and close the pressure valve. When done cooking, you can do a quick release or natural release of pressure.
David mentioned that he missed the orange and green pieces, so next time I’ll add some shredded carrot and chopped parsley. You never know what he’ll like!
Variation: stir in some cooked, chopped broccoli at the end to make Chicken Flavored Rice with Broccoli.
Anna’s first birthday party is coming up so I’ve been working on some crafty decorations for the garden theme. We are doing a very small party with just our immediate families, but I still want pretty decorations! Here are some progress pictures. I’ll be sure to share the finished products!