Monday, August 8, 2011

Buttery Harvest Chicken & Rice

The zucchini fairy dropped off a number of lemon squash in addition to a zucchini the other day, so now I'm experimenting with different ways to use it.  Apparently, it is used just like any other summer squash, but since I didn't really have any summer squash recipes (other than zucchini recipes), I'm still doing some experimenting.  Here is the result of one such successful experiment.  With onions from my garden, carrots from my mom's, summer squash from the zucchini fairy, and homemade chicken stock, this only cost a couple bucks or so to feed the family!

Buttery Harvest Chicken Rice
2 tbsp butter
1 cup sliced carrots
1 medium onion, diced
1 cup chicken stock
1 cup water
2/3 cup uncooked white rice
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1 small summer squash
3/4 cup cooked chicken pieces

Melt butter in a large saucepan.  Add carrots and onion and cook until tender.  Stir in chicken stock, water, rice, salt, and garlic powder.  Bring to a boil.  Cover and reduce heat; simmer for 13 minutes.  Stir in squash and chicken.  Cover and simmer 10 minutes longer or until rice and vegetables are tender.

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