Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Recipes - Laura's Rice

When I was 15, my friend Laura came to visit one day and we were hungry (which is a constant state for 15yr olds right?).  When I looked in my fridge I realised there was not a great deal of food so I grabbed a few things and threw them into a frying pan.  Laura was amazed that I was able to throw together something that was delicious and quick from seemingly nothing!  To this day she still talks about that dish, so here it is for everyone to enjoy.

The base of this dish is leftover cooked rice.  Rice can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days and is great for whipping up quick meals, like fried rice or this recipe.  This dish is in no way a risotto.  

1 chicken breast, about 350g, cubed
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 brown onion, finely diced
1 cup sour cream
70g baby spinach or rocket
2 cup cooked rice
1/4 grated parmesan cheese, plus extra to serve
salt and pepper, to season

Step 1 - Heat a good whack of olive oil in a large frying pan.  Throw in garlic and onions and fry until cooked and just starting to brown. Add chicken and fry until just cooked.
Step 2 - Turn heat to low and throw rice, spinach, sour cream and parmesan cheese into pan.  Season well with salt and pepper and stir until rice is warm, cheese is melting and spinach has wilted.
Step 3 - Serve with parmesan cheese and fresh cracked black papper.

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