Thursday, March 5, 2009

Foodie Friday - quick and easy dinner

Hey everyone, it's Friday! Yippee! And you know what that means, it's time for Foodie Friday with Gollum at Designs by Gollum. We're all invited for a potluck dinner. Make sure to stop by Gollum's (aka Michael's) at http://designsbygollum.blogspot.com/ to see what everyone is bringing this week.

Have you ever had every good intention of having a wonderful meal on the table when your DH came home from work, only to look at the clock and realize that you've been blogging all afternoon and now have about 30 minutes to get something together? Not that I have ever done that, but just in case you ever find your self in that situation I'm going to share a really quick dinner that we love. My grandmother used to make chicken and yellow rice. I have no idea how she made it, but I'm sure her recipe was much more involved than this.
3 ingredient, one pot meal. I serve with Sister Schubert's dinner rolls, because there is no way
I could make any that are this good! Pick up a package of saffron yellow rice and 1 can of cream of chicken soup. I usually have some frozen cooked chicken on hand to use in casseroles, but you could probably substitute canned chicken. Tear it into smallish pieces.
Prepare the rice according to package directions. When it is almost done (approx 10-15 minutes, add the chicken and cream of chicken soup. I generally add 3/4 of a can, but you can add the entire can if you like.


I usually serve this with a green vegetable or a salad, but I was so busy blogging, um, reading "War and Peace" this afternoon that I forgot! This really is a comfort food to me, and I hope you like it too! Now let's run over the Gollum's place and see who brought dessert!

33 comments:

Susan said...

Glad to hear I am not the only one who has done it...lol...sounds good!!!

Susan

Gollum said...

I love quick and easy recipes. Those packets of saffron rice are awesome.

Kathleen said...

You need some green veggies on your plate...says she who doesn't like cooked green veggies!
Great easy meal!
Have a great weekend...

carolinajewel said...

Nice quick and easy meal idea! Enjoy blog-er-War and Peace! :D Jewel

Candy said...

Looks good to me! My 91 year old mother-in-law cooks almost every night. What a blessing that is!!! I can work/play until we go for dinner. She lives a mile down the road and brother-in-law comes from the other side of the village. Good times!
Blessings, Candy

Foley said...

I've never seen saffron rice before around my parts..I could see it being a life saver at times. Great quick & easy meal... But I've never spent an afternoon checking blogs..lol

santamaker said...

Okay, guilty as charged! I do this every night. ( read war and peace, of course ) My hubby will call me when he's leaving work which gives me 20 to fix a fabulous dinner..so I hear ya and I'm trying your idea of adding the can of cream of chicken to the dish. I use that kind of rice a lot and will add frozen peas and olives as well.

Linda said...

I haven't had saffron rice in forever, and I don't know why - I love it! And you just can't beat Sister Shubert rolls - she has several different kinds that we love. Thanks for a great recipe! Linda

Blondie's Journal said...

Looks yummy Kathy, I will have to try it soon. I love one pot meals because there is so little clean~up and I loathe that.

I too have been reading War and Peace way too long everyday. Don't tell me the ending! :-)

xoxo
Janie

Shelia said...

Oh, I've certainly never done this either! ;) Your recipe sounds like one I want around!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Melissa Miller said...

UMMM...Me blogging instead of cooking.
Oh no...
My husband did not make himself soup for dinner one evening because I was too busy blogging. HEHE!

Kathy this looks so tasty and comforting. I can almost taste it...I can't believe how quick it is.
Yummy! Thanks for sharing.
~Melissa ;)

marty39 said...

Kat, that sounds so good. I love meals like that with just good stick to your ribs food. I will try it and maybe even with a salad if I don't forget or get too busy. lol Hugs, Marty

once in a blue moon... said...

nope, i have never lost track of time and forget to make dinner... or breakfast, or lunch, nope not ever :~)

at least you cook! i just offer my husband cheerios~

xinex said...

Kathy! Sounds so familiar, Kathy. LOL! I use saffron yellow rice for paella.Your recipe sounds a lot easier and faster to make though...Christine

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

...aaahhhh...me too...I think I will try the saffron rice for a change though...thanks for the recipe...

bj said...

OMGoodness....shhhh....I've been known to hear the pickup drive into the driveway, I run smudge a little flour on my face, open the door to the washer, string clothes out around it, have the freezer door open, pantry door wide open and he finds me standing at the stove, boiling water...he never realizes it's JUST water so by the time he reads his paper, I really DO have something cookin'.....hahaha...ain't this fun!!
I love the quick and easy recipe....thanks.

Bo said...

Hi Kathy...hey, I like the sounds of this easy, delish dish...I'm cracking up over BJ's comment...somehow I can see her doing that! LOL
Thanks for reminding us good food can be quick & easy.. ;-) Bo

Chandy said...

Been guilty of that more than once, lol! Yummy food for today! Thanks for sharing the recipe! Happy FF!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Kathy, this sounds delicioua.. with things like they are around here right now, quick and easy is tops in my book...hugs ~lynne~

kari and kijsa said...

Yum- sounds delicous!!
blessings,
kari & kijsa

Kristen said...

3 ingredients? 1 pot? Sounds fabulous! I am definitely bookmarking this for a perfect, quick meal! Thanks for sharing :)

SusanQ said...

Cute post and one that we can all relate to! I love that saffron rice! Good thinking for a quick and tasty meal.

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

3 ingredients- can't be more simple than that! Maybe we should lhave this one posted on the computer so we can get up real quick and look like weve been cooking for hours when DH comes home!!

blessings
mary

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

3 ingredients- can't be more simple than that! Maybe we should lhave this one posted on the computer so we can get up real quick and look like weve been cooking for hours when DH comes home!!

blessings
mary

Kathysue said...

I have never seen saffron rice packets I will have to look for that I love rice so this would be something I would really like. Great idea Kat,Kathysue

prairiedog said...

Hi Kat,I've never had rice with saffron.Can I come over for dinner??? I will look and see if we have that in our stores.I almost always need quick ideas for dinner,who doesn't?
((hugs)) Cyndi

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

The Sister Schubert rolls are SO yummy!

prof en retraite said...

Oh Kat...this looks soooo good! I will have to try it! I know what you mean about that War and Peace...it's a really fascinating book! I loose myself in it for hours at a time! lol Have a great weekend...hugs...Debbie

kymber said...

Yum! Looks like a recipe I need to try! I am guilty of spending too much time blogging.. err..reading too!
Thanks for stopping by and saying hi! I look forward to reading more of your blog and getting to know you better!
Blessings to you,
Kymber

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Ah yes, I do that at least once a week-get busy blogging, and before I know it, dinner should be ready. This looks like a great idea for those nights. I was hooked on those rolls until I found the new Sister Shubert's cloverleaf rolls. Have you tried those yet? laurie

Robin said...

WOW! How did I miss this post? That looks SOOOO GOOD! I may have to make that for supper tonight!

{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}

Robin :o)

Helen said...

Yummmmmmm.

lvroftiques said...

Now Kathy this is my kind of recipe!! Ummm not that I ever lose track of time blogging...everyday pretty much....and have to throw something together in ten minutes....uh uh not me! *winks* And as much as I love so many of the foodie posts? So many of them I just can't eat because they're too high in fat *sighs* But yours can be fat reduced very easily with low fat cream of chicken soup and white breast meat. So it's healthy too! I'm lovin' this girlfriend! Thanks for this one. I really will make some! Vanna