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Chicken Pilau

Yield 4 servings
Boost the flavor of this mild dish by sprinkling plenty of chopped hot pepper on top.


  • 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.

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

  3. 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.