Perfect to feed a large family for TWO meals or to feed a crowd. Makes your grocery budget happy too!
In My rice cooker I place:
6 cups rice
6 1/2 cups chickenbroth
8 oz of raw bacon (chopped up small)
1/4 cup fresh chopped chives (small)
1 Tbsp chopped garlic
1/2 tsp cumin (we like 1 tsp, but you have to like cumin to use more)
S & P to taste (use less salt if you use chicken broth cubes verses fresh stock)
1/2 stick of butter or vege spread (if need dairy free)
** 4 cups of cooked Kidney Beans- add at end
Set rice cooker to white or brown rice depending on what you used.
Usually takes about 40 minutes to cook unless you use a really harty brown rice. Then it takes longer. When finished I toss in beans. Serve hot. Makes a huge amount. For our family, we use half one night and the other half I put in the fridge so I don’t have to cook on the next day. You could top with Feta goat cheese. mmmmmmm (an excuse to use Feta)
* About the beans… this is an approximate amount. I cook my beans in large batches in lightly SALTED water. Then I bag up the beans in zip lock and throw them in the freezer. This is especially helpful in the summer to reduce humidity. Then I have them ready to use to throw into a cold pasta salad or soup.
The bacon just adds flavor. I also buy my bacon in large packages and chop it up and divide it and place some in the freezer ready to use for the next meal.