Yield: 6 Servings
|1 cup||Parboiled rice, long grain|
|½ cup||Green onion with tops -- cut|
|\N \N||In 1/4\" slices|
|18 ounces||Skinless boneless chicken|
|\N \N||Breast halves|
|\N \N||(6 at 3 ounces)|
|1 \N||Clove minced garlic -- or|
|1 teaspoon||Dried Italian seasoning --|
|1 tablespoon||Vegetable oil|
|2¼ cup||1% low-fat milk|
|3 ounces||Fat-free cream cheese -- cut|
|1½ cup||Loose-pack frozen cut|
|8 tablespoons||Grated Parmesan cheese -- or|
|⅓ cup||Lean ham -- diced|
|2 tablespoons||Sliced almonds|
|29 ounces||Peach slices in light syrup|
|\N \N||Or fresh nectarine slices|
1> Cook rice according to package directions; stir in HALF the onion.
2> In a skillet cook chicken, gralic, and Italian seasoning in hot oil over medium heat for 8 minutes or till chicken is no longer pink, turning once. Remove from skillet; reserveDrippings.
3> For sauce, cook remaining onion in reserved skillet drippings till tender, adding more oil if needed. Stir in cornstarch; add milk all at once. Cook and stir over medium heat till slightly thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat; stir in cream cheese till nearly smooth.
4> Remove from heat; stir in broccoli, Parmesan, and ham. Spread rice mixture in a baking dish. Arrange chicken on top of rice; season with salt and pepper. Spoon sauce over chicken; sprinkle with nuts.
BAKE NOW: 350F / 180C, covered, until hot and bubbly, about 10 to 12 minutes.
>> FREEZE UP TO 3 MONTHS: Cover pan with foil, label, and freeze. - Thaw in refrigerator. Bake covered about 20 minutes. Uncover and bake for about 10 minutes, till bubbling hot. - Bake frozen: covered for 30 minutes. Uncover, and bake 20 to 25 minutes, or till bubbling hot.
baking dish: 12x7-1/2x2-inch
DESSERT PEACH Idea - Simmer the peaches with 1 tsp butter-flavored canola oil and ¼ teaspoon cinnamon for about 5 minutes. Serve warm, topped with sour-cream or yogurt, frozen or chilled.
BHG recommends -- When freezing dishes made with rice, use converted or parboiled rice because it maintains a firm texture when frozen and re-heated.
Recipe By : BHG Feb, 1992, Make-Ahead. (lf adjusted) From: Grumpy49@... On Tue, J