Wednesday, April 28, 2010

One Bird - Two Solar Meals

The problem - Martin likes chicken better when it's cooked on its own, without rice, but I hate to see all the cooking juices go to waste. The solution - make "Chicken with Two Lemons", serve it with roasted potatoes, save the cooking juices to make "Rice with Vegetables" the next day. And by refrigerating the chicken broth overnight you have the added advantage of being able to easily skim the fat off the top.

Rice with Vegetables

Reserved cooking juices from "Chicken with two Lemons" (about 1 1/2 cups)
1/2 cup water
1 cup short grain brown rice
1 cup cranberry beans, soaked over night and drained
1 leek, chopped
1 carrot, chopped
1/2 small green cabbage, chopped
1 cup butternut squash, chopped
1 small turnip, peeled and chopped
1 small zucchini, chopped

1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
2 Tbls fresh basil, chopped
1 Tbls olive oil

Combine cooking juices, water, rice, and chopped vegetables in a large pot. Stir to combine. Place in Sun Oven. Just before serving stir in cheese, basil, and olive oil.

1 comment:

  1. What a great recipe. All my favorites! Thanks for sharing. I've printed it.