About Me

We moved out to Portugal to live a frugal but better , simpler and peaceful life, our house is a very basic, semi ruin, up in the hills outside Figueiro Dos Vinhos, where we work our land, enjoy life with each other and our dogs, and hope to make the smallest carbon footprint we can,

Monday, 13 September 2010

Quick 'n' easy Chicken/Veg Rice.

Serves 4. (Or two if you are very hungry)

A large handfull of cooked chicken (or pork)
One large chopped onion
2 large chopped carrots
1 coffee mug full of frozen peas.
a good handfull of frozen green beans (or fresh if you have them)
2 big coffee mugs of  uncooked  rice.
2 cloves of garlic peeled and chopped.
mixed herbs
Salt and peper to taste
olive oil

Put water on to boil,  when boiling add rice and chopped carrot and any other fresh veg you are using, if using frozen veg, add a little later when rice is part cooked.
In a large heavy bottomed frying pan, sweat the onions and garlic in the olive oil, when nice and soft, add the cooked meat (cut into small pieces) and fry untill nice and brown, add plenty of salt and seasonings, .
When rice and veggies are cooked, drain and add to frying pan , stir well and keep turing untill all mixed and coated, I often add a little butter at this stage...