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Video:How to Make Chicken Rice

with Jason Phipps

This chicken rice casserole is a staple in a lot of places and once you've made it for yourself, you'll understand why. Here's the recipe for chicken rice.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Make Chicken Rice

Chicken Rice Ingredients

This chicken rice recipe is baked in the oven. Ingredients:
  • 1 cup long-grain rice, uncooked
  • 3 stalks celery
  • 1-1/2 cups frozen peas
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 to 1-1/2 cups cooked, diced chicken
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 cup shredded mild cheddar or American cheese

Cooking the Chicken Rice

In a medium saucepan, combine rice, celery, water and 1 teaspoon salt. Heat to boiling. Cover and simmer for about 8 minutes; add peas and cook an additional 8 to 10 minutes or until rice is tender and water is absorbed. Melt butter in a large saucepan or skillet. Sauté the chicken for about 1 minute; then stir in the flour, pepper, and remaining 1 teaspoon of salt. Continue to cook, stirring constantly, just until bubbling. Stir in milk and 1-1/3 cups water. Continue cooking and stirring until sauce thickens and gently boils for about 1 minute. Pour sauce over the chicken rice mixture; transfer to shallow buttered 2-quart baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese; bake chicken rice recipe at 375° for 20 minutes. This chicken rice bake serves 4.
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