Chicken: Cheese Broccoli Rice with Chicken

posted by MollyJ 04-28-103 7:09 PM

Cheese Broccoli Rice with Chicken

1 c. rice (basmati)
1 or 2 cloves of garlic minced
1 medium onion chopped
1/2 to 3/4 c. celery chopped
2 to 3 T. margarine
1 (14.5 oz) can of chicken broth
1 (15 oz.) jar of Cheez Whiz or 1 cup Velveeta cubed
1 (12 oz) package frozen broccoli or 2 cups fresh broccoli, broken apart into small pieces.
2 T. soy sauce (or more to taste)
1 (8 oz). can of water chestnuts (optional)
1 or 2 cups of leftover chicken, de-boned and chunked or 1 cup of frozen chicken chunks (optional)
Pepper to taste

Make rice according to package directions.

In a large saucepan, saute the garlic, onion and celery in the margarine over medium heat, until softened--about 5 minutes. Add the broccoli and the chicken broth. If using frozen broccoli, cook for a few minutes (to thaw the broccoli) and then add the cheese. Add the cooked rice. Cook on medium heat. Watch carefully and stir frequently so that the cheese doesn't burn. The mixture will be soupy. If you are using frozen chicken you can add it now. If I'm using leftover chicken I add it last so it doesn't toughen. Add the soy sauce and water chestnuts. Continue to cook over low heat until it thickens. Add pepper to taste.

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