While the calendar may not indicate it’s summer just yet, kindergarten is out……..as far as I’m concerned that means SUMMER is here!
I’m planning on having my 5 yr old in the kitchen making some simple yet fun dishes. There’s so much to be learned at this age, from safety (boiling water, knives, etc) to math (measurements). So while she’ll have fun, she’ll also be learning. Great combination!
One recipe I plan on teaching her first is a great side-dish – Chicken & Rice! Perfect for even the pickiest of eaters.
I chose to use Success Rice because it is quick and easy to use…..perfect for a 5 year old. We want a “success” (not a fail) for her kitchen experience. (No pun intended) 🙂
Success® Rice is the ORIGINAL no mess, no measure boil-in-bag rice that cooks perfectly every time and is ready in less than 10 minutes.
The white and brown rice can sit for up to 30 minutes before being served, making it foolproof.
These 2 factors make it a perfect ingredient for little chefs. No mess. No measuring (although I will make her pour it out and measure for a lesson). Plus, the finished product can sit for up to 30 minutes while you and the child make the main course. You can’t do that with many side-dishes.
So, we will be heading into the kitchen to prepare my Uncle Ed’s Easy Chicken & Rice recipe. He passed this easy recipe along to me, back when he was a bachelor. It’s so yummy that even my mom rotated this in and out of our weekly meals.
For kids, bachelors, college students, and moms in a hurry, this side-dish recipe couldn’t be easier.
You can see the recipe above…..Rice, Cream of Chicken Soup, Water (and a bit of salt to taste). So easy!
Voila…….I’m sitting here sampling this recipe once again while I’m typing. It’s warm and so delicious. Yep, I’ll be making it again. Next time with 5 yr old in tow.
I used Success Boil-in-Bag White Rice but it certainly comes in more varieties:
- White Rice
- Whole Grain Brown Rice
- Thai Jasmine
- Basmati Rice
I do love using the Jasmine or Basmati rices in entrees that I make for dinner. Just adds a bit of extra flavor.
Be sure to visit Success Rice for quick and easy recipes! I was so impressed by the two recipes that came written on the back of the rice box.
- Creamy Pesto Chicken and Rice
- Sweet and Spicy Apricot Chicken
Yes, I’ll be trying these out over the summer.
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