14 January 2016

How To Make Rice Thing

It's pretty embarrassing to say but I am 19 years old and can barely cook! It's something I want to change this year, so I thought what better way to stay motivated than to put it on my blog? So I'm going to experiment with lots of different meals and write about my favourite dish of the month!

I'm kicking it off with something we have inventively named "Rice Thing". It came about one lunchtime last summer when my mum and I were feeling hungry but wanted to use healthy things we already had in our cupboards/freezer. I loved it so much that I soon asked if we could have "that rice thing" again and the name stuck! The best thing about this meal is that it's so versatile you can tailor it to your own personal tastes and can make a nice lunch or dinner. It's also pretty cheap!

You Will Need:

Uncle Ben's Risotto Tomato & Herb Flavoured Rice
Diced Onions (or 2 shallots) 
Vegetables of your choice
Sliced Chicken or Chicken Breasts
Worcestershire sauce
Chicken Stock

I haven't given any measurements because it's really up to you how much meat and vegetables you want depending on how many people you're cooking for and if its for lunch or dinner.  For 1 person I would use 1 packet of rice, for 2 people I would use 2 and for 3+ people I would use 3-4 packets again depending if it is lunch or dinner and how much you want to eat. 

All you really need to do for this meal is mix everything up in a pan! I usually do it in this order:
  • Onions (put the rice in the microwave at the same time as this)
  • Vegetables
  • Add the now microwaved rice
  • Chicken 
  • Stock/Gravy
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Basil
If you want to use chicken breasts rather than sliced chicken then you need to cook this before you add any of the other ingredients. 

Once it's all mixed in and boiling you can pop it into a bowl ready to enjoy! It really doesn't take more than 15 minutes to make this which is awesome! 

You can alter this in so many ways! For example it can become vegetarian if you take out the chicken and use a vegetable stock instead. You also don't have to use chicken, it's also really nice with bacon, turkey or pretty much whatever meat you want to use! 

I hope you've been inspired to try this meal! Trust me you will thank me when you do! If you do make it then leave a comment below telling me what you thought and perhaps what you did to add your own twist to it.

See you next time,
Beth x


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