Friday, May 21, 2010

Arroz Con Pollo Naranja

Orange Rice and Chicken

2 T olive oil
1 shallot or small onion, minced
1 carrot, sliced
1 tsp smoked paprika
1/4 - 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
1 cup frozen mixed bell pepper strips (Trader Joe's)
1 cup frozen artichoke hearts
1 cup frozen green beans
1 cup Calrose rice (medium grain rice)
1 cup boiling water
1/2 tsp. Better than Bouillon paste, Chicken flavor
3 or 4 pieces frozen boneless skinless chicken (I defrosted slightly in the microwave.)

Put the olive oil and the spices in a Dutch oven, add the chicken and brown a little on each side.
Remove the chicken to a plate.
Saute the shallot & carrot until softened.
Add the frozen veggies, stir and cook 2 - 3 minutes. Remove to a plate.
Stir the rice in the pot, then add the water, orange juice, and broth paste.
Place the veggies on top pf the rice, and the chicken on top.
Cover the pot and simmer for 20 minutes. Turn off the heat and let it stand another 5 minutes before serving.

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