I used to try to make up my own recipe of chicken and rice. It was a bit dangerous. Once it was pretty great. Another time the rice was underdone. Another time I had too much seasoning. Kyle was never much of a fan but I kept trying...because I was.
So when BHG popped up another recipe on my Facebook feed a couple of weeks ago, I jumped. It sounded good, and I've never cooked with wine before. Scandalous I know. You can see the recipe here.
I had some trouble, because it called for "long grain and wild rice blend", but I couldn't find that anywhere that didn't have seasoning already mixed in. Until I remembered that Uncle Ben's has a seasoning packet separately. And it was the same measurement as in the recipe, so I decided that was what they meant without naming names... minus the packet. Save yourself some grief and just use whatever long grain rice you already have in hand. I was worried I would be missing out on some texture if I didn't have the wild rice..but I never even noticed it, so... use whatever you have in your pantry...except maybe minute rice... I think that might be mushy.
And Myles, well Myles took about two bites and refused it every time I tried to give it to him after. He loves chicken. He loves rice. I don't have a clue about this issue except that this week he also has decided he hates sandwiches. Toddler life.
I will definitely try this again, because I really did like it and it was pretty easy. I do recommend it, with the change I mentioned above. I really think that would give it exactly what I was hoping for in the beginning. Please let me know if you try any of the recipes I share! I want to hear from you!