I've liked to make "one-pot meals" for a great many years, from whatever ingredients are at hand (hence the "what are you" of the title). The yellow color comes from the turmeric, most frequently used in Indian cooking and "American-style hot-dog mustard" ...
Feel free to substitute your own favorite ingredients, and especially to adjust/change the seasonings to taste, and I usually add salt and pepper to taste at serving time.
(all amounts listed here (except for the rice & water) are approximations only)
-Two boneless and skinless chicken half-breasts
-About 1-1/2 cups vegetables in 3/4" pieces (carrots, broccoli)
- 1/2 medium red onion
- 4 cloves garlic
- 1 cup uncooked long-grain white rice
- 1 tsp rubbed sage
- 1/2 tsp rosemary
- 1/2 tsp dill weed
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
If chicken pieces are thick, I microwave them for 3-5 minutes to get the cooking started. If they've been flattened to 1/2" thick or less, this is not necessary.
Add herbs and spices to 2 cups of water in a heavy skillet or wide saucepan and bring to a boil; lower heat to minimum setting. Add rice and spread over the bottom, then add vegetables. Finally, lay the chicken pieces on top and push down into the other stuff slightly. Cover tightly and cook over low heat for 15-17 minutes, until rice has absorbed the liquid.
The veggies will be a bit over-cooked by today's "California Cuisine" standard, but most of the water-soluble nutrients will be retained in the dish, and it's really simple to make. :-)
Serves 2-4 people, depending on appetites ...
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I would gladly sit down to this meal and chow down. From a foodie perspective this looks yummy. Photographically speaking it's not really grabbing me. It certainly is yellow. I may have edited it in a way to make the items int he dish stand out color wise - making the broccoli more green, carrots more orange, getting the colors to be more pronounced and fresh rather than just "yeller". But again - would love the invite over for dinner. ;)