This one pot dinner is so very easy and absolutely delicious to make if I don't say so myself.
After a busy day, sometimes as "perfect" as we are; *insert grin* We forget to plan ahead. Alas my friends, this was the exact case for me.
Now I have to tell you, hubby did not really like rice when I first met him. My exact question to him was; "You don't like rice, your kidding me right, what's not to love about rice". Then I met his mother...
Yup, now I knew why! Her idea of rice, was to boil it per package and never put seasoning or any other flavors in it. No wonder he didn't like rice. Yes, yes, that is an entire blog post of it's own I say!
I have since converted my "rice hater hubby"... he now loves rice, well, actually, truth be told, he "loves my rice"!!
This dish is a one pot meal that is so easy to put together, you would ask yourself why you didn't do this earlier. Well that was my question to myself, alas I digress...
It's chock full of bratwurst, seasoned rice, Arbol' Chilis, green onions. I know! Plus it's ready in 30 minutes with no professional sous chef's working in the background.
Ready for the recipe? Here we go;
1 Pkg Johnsonville Stadium Brats
1-1/2 cups rice, (I used long grain)
2 Arbol chili's, diced
4 Green onions, diced
1 large garlic clove, fined diced or pressed
1- 2 tbsp fresh parsley diced fine, or 1 tsp dried parsley
1-1/2 tsp chicken base, or 2-3 chicken bouillon cubes
4 tbsp olive oil
1/4 tsp Kosher or Sea salt or 1/8 tsp table salt
pinch of black pepper
3 1/2-3/4 cups water
-Slice your bratwursts and set aside
-Dice your green onions (including whites), Arbol chilis, and finely dice your garlic and parsley, set aside
-In a large saute pan, add your olive oil and heat. Add your chilis, and saute for about 40 seconds, then add the green onions, garlic, parsley and salt. Once the onions and garlic have started to become aromatic, about another 40 seconds or so, add your rice.
-Bring to a simmer, cover, reduce heat to low and let cook for approximately 18-22 minutes till rice is cooked through and all water has evaporated, and the rice is tender. If you need a little bit more water and a few more minutes in pan (stoves & rice varying), now is the time to add it and let it simmer for a few more minutes. Don't forget to taste for seasonings. Do you need more chicken base? More salt? Pepper? See... I know!
Serve up on a plate and dig in to an absolutely amazing comfort food! Spicy, but not too spicy, bratwursty (is that a word)? And absolutely delicious! Now you are going to ask me, "Didi really, these bratwursts are better than the other bratwursts I buy"? That would be a "yes" my friends!! These brats are absolutely amazing, because of the seasonings in them. They take away from the extreme heat, if you know what I mean.
Better yet, you won't have to call your family twice. The aroma emanating from these amazing brats along with the green onions will draw them into the kitchen, trust me!!
Till next time!!
Dishin with Didi