Tumeric Rice with Chicken (diary free)
1 cup rice
2 cups chicken broth
1 tsp. turmeric
1/4 tsp. cumin
1 package boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1 cup frozen broccoli
2 tbsp.. Olive oil
Salt and pepper
For a one pot meal, choose a skillet deep enough to cook the rice such as a 3.5 quart casserole pan or sauté pan with lid. For the chicken, pat the chicken thighs dry and season with salt and pepper. Heat 1 tbsp. of oil in the cook pan and add the chicken thighs. Allow the thighs to cook ~ 7-10 minutes per side, depending on size or until juices run clear and internal temperature of 180. Removed cooked chicken and set aside. Remove the grease from cooking the chicken in the pan and begin cooking the rice. For the rice combine the rice, chicken broth, turmeric, cumin, 1/2 tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper. Bring broth to a boil then reduce heat and cover to cook the rice. Cook rice for ~ 20 minutes or until all water is absorbed. While the rice is cooking defrost the broccoli and season with 1 tbsp. olive oil, salt, and pepper. Add broccoli to rice and serve with chicken thighs.
This recipe is gluten free, diary free.
Turmeric not only gives this rice its beautiful yellow color, but it contains curcumin a powerhouse antioxidant that can decrease inflammation in the body. Eating a diet rich in antioxidants can help combat the oxidative stress caused by chronic inflammation.