Thursday, June 11, 2009

Baked Rice with Chicken and Kielbasa

A lighter, more family friendly meal. Bobby is my pickiest eater. But this only has stuff he likes in it. He couldn't really identify the leeks and didn't find them offensive!

This was cool because in addition to eating better, I'm also trying to exercise regularly.

Prep time on this might be 15 - 20 minutes at most. Then it's into the oven for 45 minutes. Enough time to go downstairs and workout while it's baking.

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Baked Rice with Chicken and Kielbasa
1 1/2 C jasmine rice, uncooked
3 1/4 C chicken broth, fat free
1 tsp thyme
pinch of saffron, crushed
1 pound chicken breast, skinless
14 oz turkey kielbasa, extra lean
1 leek, sliced thin
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 C frozen peas
salt & pepper

Preheat oven to 400F.
Heat chicken broth, thyme and saffron until very hot.
Cut chicken and kielbasa into bite-sized pieces and put in large casserole dish. Add sliced leeks, minced garlic, peas and uncooked rice. Toss until well mixed.
Pour hot broth over mixture.
Bake uncovered, 45 minutes, or until rice is tender and broth is absorbed.
This makes 8 hearty one cup servings.

Nutritional Info per Serving
Calories: 276.6
Fat: 3.1g
Carbohydrates: 37.5g
Protein: 22.1g

Heat chicken broth, thyme and saffron until very hot.
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Cut chicken and kielbasa into bite-sized pieces and put in large casserole dish.
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Add sliced leeks, minced garlic, peas and uncooked rice.
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Pour hot broth over mixture.
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Bake uncovered, 45 minutes, or until rice is tender and broth is absorbed.
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Now you have 45 minutes... you can workout if you want... paint your nails... or maybe take your queue from Donna over at My Tasty Treasures and work up more of an appetite!

.... 45 minutes later...

It's dinner time!
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10 comments:

Donna-FFW said...

MMMM, this sounds right up my alley. I LOVE one dish meals, and such perfect ingredients. Pretty healthy too. 5 stars!

Denise said...

This sounds awesome. My family loves kielbasa. always looking for new ways to make it

DDpie said...

This does look and sound delicious! I love Donna's site, hahahahahaha, she totally cracks me up :)

Cathy said...

I love how easy this dish is! And anything with kielbasa is going to be good - it's just a bonus that it's one dish and all done in the oven.

girlichef said...

This sounds delicious...love kielbasa and have been meaning to use some lately...great flavors in here!

rebekah said...

i am adding this to next week's menu. it looks amazingly yummy.

teresa said...

I'm trying to eat healthier too, and this looks like a delicious way to do that! I can't wait to try it!

Bob said...

I've never done baked rice before, it sounds so simple, I love it! Looks great, you know I love kielbasa. :)

Natashya said...

Yum, I love kielbasa - and what could be better than a one pot meal!

Culinary Alchemist said...

Hmmm Baked Rice? I am totally intrigued. I must try this... after all ANYTHING with Kielbasa is AWESOME...! :)