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I don’t cook. It’s not that I can’t; it’s that I don’t know how, and have very little desire to learn. But, I am inspired when I see people pull together a whole meal and make it seem so simple. Like this post, for example.
I knew I wanted to give it a try; plus, I promised to blog my attempt, so now I was accountable. Here’s the thing…. I don’t eat mushrooms or cooked carrots. Especially not cooked carrots – ever.
Plus, there’s all the little things. You know, make the rice, chicken and veggie come out at the same time…don’t under or over cook the chicken….don’t cut off a finger while I chop….
Then I remembered this dish. It’s called the Miracle Dish from Princess House – and it really is a miracle, because I’ve cooked with it before. I also remembered that a consultant once cooked rice and chicken in the dish together…. A-Ha!!
As luck would have it, I’d accidentally purchased some garlic and herb flavored rice a couple weeks back.
I layered the rice at the bottom of the dish, and added a little water and a touch of butter for flavor. I put my chicken thighs (I dislike breasts) on top of the rice, drizzled some extra virgin olive oil on the chicken, and topped it all off with a garlic and herb seasoning from Tastefully Simple.
Since the dish is pressed crystal, and not glass, nothing gets out while it’s cooking. The heat and moisture cooked the chicken to perfection, and the water combined with the juices cooked the rice up nicely. The rice around the edges of the dish did brown up.
If I did this again, I’d use a little more water. That said – it was still tasty, with a good texture. I planned to steam some broccoli (in the microwave, natch), but remembered I had some leftover peas that I needed to use up, so I made those instead.
About an hour in the oven, and….
Dinner is served.
I’m so proud of her! She took what she knew and ran with it ending up with something that looks pretty awesome. If you’re interested in one of those Miracle Dishes, shoot her a message and I bet she can hook you up. I’d have one, but it won’t fit in my current microwave.