Chicken Pilau

recipe
Boost the flavor of this mild dish by sprinkling plenty of chopped hot pepper on top.

Yield:

4 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Ingredients

1 (2 1/2-pound) whole chicken
2 celery ribs, cut in half
2 carrots
1 medium onion
1 1/2 quarts water
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 cup uncooked long-grain rice

Preparation

Bring first 8 ingredients to a boil in a Dutch oven. Reduce heat, and simmer 1 hour or until chicken is done. Remove from heat; let stand in broth 1 hour.

Remove chicken, and cool slightly; reserve 1 2/3 cups broth. Skin and bone chicken, and cut into bite-size pieces.

Bring chicken, reserved broth, and rice to a boil in a large saucepan. Cover, reduce heat, and cook 20 minutes or until broth is absorbed and rice is tender. Remove from heat; let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.

Note:

Myrtle Gibson, Sumpter, South Carolina,

August 1999
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