Brazilian flair one pot wild rice with chicken is a tasty dish that takes almost no effort to put together. It’s a hearty, nutritious meal that has little clean-up and no side dish is needed to go along with this dish.
This one pot rice with chicken is one of my favorites rice recipes. I LOVE wild rice!! There’s a nutty, earthy flavor and chewy texture to it which makes this dish so unique. I added broccoli, spices and lots of garlic to give even more flavor to the chicken and the rice. On top I loaded up with a delicious guacamole and fresh cherry tomatoes with sprinkles of green onions giving it a festive and bright look. Dinner doesn’t get much easier than one-pot meals, right?! It’s perfect for weeknights especially with the kids going back to school.
Wild rice requires more time cooking than regular rice. Because of that, the broccoli disappeared in the rice leaving behind the flavor but not the texture making it perfect to serve kids or even adults that don’t like broccoli. Give it a try! You will love it!!
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- 6 chicken thighs
- 3 cups broccoli
- 3 cups Wild Blend Rice
- ¼ cup vegetable oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- ¼ c.minced garlic
- ¼ c. minced shallots
- 1 T. dry oregano
- Cherry tomatoes
- Green onions
- Put the vegetable oil into a large, heavy skillet over medium heat.
- Put the the chicken thighs in the skillet, skin side down.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Cook them without moving them, until the fat has rendered out and the skin is crisp and golden brown.
- Take out of the pan and set aside.
- Pour out the excess oil but keep some to fry the rice. I had to add more oil because it was too dry.
- If you need to do that, don't hesitate.
- Add shallots and cook until translucent.
- Add the broccoli. Cook, stirring occasionally,
- Add the garlic and let cook about 1 minute.
- Add the rice, stir and add the dry oregano.
- Add the chicken.
- Stir well and add water until cover the rice.
- Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 40 minutes.
- Uncover and simmer until the rice is tender and most of the grains are "popped," 20 to 30 minutes more.
- I like to stir the rice gently when it's almost done to make sure everything is cooked.
- Add the guacamole on top in the center.
- Add fresh cherry tomatoes and green onions.
Beijos and Tchau!!