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Old 01-19-2008, 04:41 PM   #1
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Chicken stock rice

<s>Can</s> Should I put a chicken stock cube in the water in which I cook rice?

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Old 01-19-2008, 05:08 PM   #2
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Of course you can - but the best way to do it would be to dissolve it in a bit of hot/boiling water first so it gets to ALL the rice grains instead of dissolving in one spot. Add enough cold water to get the recommended amount to cook your rice.
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Old 01-19-2008, 05:27 PM   #3
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<s>Can</s> Should I put a chicken stock cube in the water in which I cook rice?
Absolutely no way! You are detracting from the rice's natural flavor by doing so. Wait a minute..... rice doesn't really have a flavor...... nevermind
If you can find the granules in your store, they are much more handy than the cubes.
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Old 01-19-2008, 05:39 PM   #4
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Definitely...gives your rice good taste.....but, try and get brown rice rather than white. Just dissolve the cube in the correct amount of water, then add your rice.
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Old 01-19-2008, 05:51 PM   #5
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Stock tastes better than water. Use it.

Brown some angel hair pasta is butter, add the rinsed rice and toss with the butter. Add chicken stock and simmer fo 25 minutes.

Viola! you've made pilaf.
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Old 01-20-2008, 09:42 AM   #6
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Thanks for the advice, everyone!
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Old 01-20-2008, 02:49 PM   #7
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You certainly can, but a better way - assuming it's not expensive where you are - would be to buy canned or cartoned chicken broth & just use that in place of the water to cook your rice. Much less sodium & other flotsam & jetsum than the cubes.
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Old 01-20-2008, 04:45 PM   #8
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Breezy as usual is spot on. We always make rice with chicken stock.

If it is too pricey where you are would add the cube or crystals.
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Old 01-20-2008, 07:07 PM   #9
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I always use stock or broth when I make my rice. I also keep a box of orzo on hand to mix with the rice...when I remember I even brown it first but in the rush to get dinner on the table I often forget!!
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I always use stock or broth when I make my rice. I also keep a box of orzo on hand to mix with the rice...when I remember I even brown it first but in the rush to get dinner on the table I often forget!!
Bean - I LOVE to brown my rice before cooking - it creates a great flavor, doesn't it? Add some sprigs of thyme in there (if it goes with your recipes of course) and it is superb!
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