I'm improving. Instead of just eating cheese and rice maker rice, I actually made a rice maker dish tonight. It mostly worked, and for that reason I'm going to post it. Several weeks ago I had tried to make arroz con pollo in the rice maker, and ended up with dessicated evil. Tonight, I added a pan to the mix. By sauteing the onions prior to putting them in the rice maker, I was able to improve the taste of the rice considerably. Rather than add chicken in during cooking, I sauteed the chicken at the last minute and mixed it in the rice right before serving. Although it took a few extra minutes to do these steps, it was worth it at the end.
2 cups rice for rice maker (long grain rice)
Chicken Broth as required to fill to the 2 cup line on the rice maker
One onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1 tablespoon butter
olive oil for sauteing
12 ounces chicken breasts cut into 1" pieces
Tomatillo Salsa (I like Frontera brand)
EQUIPMENT YOU WILL NEED
rice maker (it helps to have a "mixed rice" cooking control)
Wash the rice as per the rice makers instructions and add the right amount of broth. You can add a bit of salt if it is "low salt" broth. Saute the onions in olive oil until they start to brown. Add to rice maker. Add butter to rice maker. Mix around, cover and turn on "mixed rice" setting. It is important to stir the rice when it is ready as the sugar in the onion can burn. Right before you are ready add some oil to the saute pan and heat up. Liberally apply salt and garlic powder and place in hot pan. Turn frequently. The trick with breasts is to remove them before they are hard. You can cut into one. If it is white, they're ready. Add the Breasts to the rice and stir. Serve immediately. Liberally use tomatillo salsa.