Have you ever gotten to the point where you feel like you’ve spoiled your diet by eating too much junk food and need to detox and eat healthy for a bit? Well I am SO there right now. I love being a food blogger and would love to make it my full time job, but the one thing I really dislike is how much weight I’ve gained after making so many delicious treats. It’s a necessary evil in this line of work but I was so happy to partner with RiceSelect recently and use their Texmati Brown Rice to create not only a healthy meal, but a delicious One Pot Garlic and Herb Chicken and Rice.
Healthy has the connotation of bland, which is unfortunate because this is anything but. I use RiceSelect a lot in my cooking and I choose to use them because their rice is aromatic and flavorful. If I’m limiting sugary treats, I need to make sure I’m eating something just as delicious. I also really like their Texmati Brown Rice because unlike some other varieties of brown rice that take forever to cook, this was done in a similar amount of time to white rice. Work has been crazy lately, so anything to make dinner easier is amazing.
If you read my blog regularly, you know how obsessed I am with dutch oven cooking and one pot meals. They make my life so much easier. A lot of New Yorkers don’t cook at home because life here is so hectic and ordering in is by far the easier route. Since I started blogging, I cook more than I ever have and I love it. Making one pot meals like this has made my life easier. I don’t know when they became a “thing” but it’s definitely here to stay.
The more I cook with RiceSelect Texmati Brown Rice, the more I love it. The rice doesn’t clump together while cooking which is a typical issue whenever I cook rice. And RiceSelect’s Texmati rice is grown in the USA, in Texas which is how it got the name. I try to buy local or at least USA grown when I can, and it’s nice to have an option that’s carried in most grocery stores.
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One Pot Garlic and Herb Chicken and Rice
- 1.5 Pounds Chicken Breast
- 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 Cup Carrot Chopped
- 3 Cloves Garlic, chopped
- 1 Cup Green Onion Chopped
- 1/4 Cup Parsley
- 2 Sprigs Thyme
- 2 Sprigs Rosemary
- 1 Cup RiceSelect Texmati Brown Rice
- Heat a dutch oven on medium-high heat. Cook chicken in oiled dutch oven until cooked through. Add carrots, garlic and green onion, cook until green onion has softened.
- Add rice, 2 1/4 cups of water and seasonings. Place lid on dutch oven and cook at a simmer for 20 minutes. Enjoy!