This is our standard rice that we have twice a month or more. I would say it is like our macaroni and cheese! When we are unsure about dinner we decide to throw this together.
1 chicken breast cut into bit size chunks
7 cups water
1 tsp. turmeric
1 tsp. salt or to taste
3 cloves garlic chopped
2 cups basmati rice
Get a large pot, saute the garlic in Olive oil.
Add the chicken to the pot and saute.
Add the water, salt and Turmeric.
Let this boil, turn down heat and cover. Let this low boil until the chicken is well cooked approximately 30 minutes.
I usually let is simmer longer and let the chicken soak up the flavors.
When chicken is well cooked turn off heat, using slotted spoon remove chicken from broth and set aside.
Measure out 4 1/2 cups of broth and pour into second pan.
Cover and let broth simmer while you measure and rinse the rice if needed. Season broth for taste.At this time carefully add the cooked chicken to the broth.
Let broth come to a boil, carefully add rice, let boil for 7 minutes, cover, turn heat to medium, cook another 10 minutes, turn to low for another 10 minutes. Fluff rice and stir a bit so it doesn’t stick to pan.