I cleaned out my pantry recently and decided to make a meal with some of the items that hadn’t expired yet.  We have an overabundance of white rice for some reason, thus, tonight’s meal…


2 large cans cooked chicken, drained well
1 cup fresh broccoli
1 cup uncooked white rice
1 cup water
1 cup milk
½ tsp salt
1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese


1. Cook rice according to package directions and set aside

2. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat

3. Add rice and stir to coat in butter

4. Add water, milk and salt then bring to a boil

5. Reduce head to low, add cooked rice, cover and cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally

6. Stir in parmesan cheese, adding a little more milk if needed to make the rice creamier

7. Add in drained chicken

8. Steam broccoli (I use a handy-dandy Tupperware vegetable steamer and I absolutely love it!) for about 4 ½ minutes in the microwave

9. Stir steamed broccoli into rice and chicken

10. Serve and enjoy!

I was hoping to get some leftovers out of this one, but it was too popular!