Grains and rice are primary sources of carbohydrates, the nutrient that our body needs to produce energy to get us going and moving! Enhance your grains by cooking it with broths or stocks instead of water for a more flavourful and delicious meal! If you don’t have extra minutes, always include ready-to-use (ready to drink, too) chicken or beef broth in your grocery list.
Cooking rice with chicken stock to substitute water will surely add flavour and dimension. In cooking rice, the general rule is two parts liquid to one part rice. It will go the same way in cooking it with broth, so if you are cooking 1 cup of rice, bring 2 cups of stock to a boil, and add salt to taste, cover and simmer for about 15 minutes until cooked.
Basic risotto is a simple recipe of rice cooked with lots of liquid. Substitute water with chicken or beef broth to coax the rice’s starch then put additional ingredients like shrimps, beans, meat, and just about anything.
Couscous if one of the most favorite side dish. It’s a traditional semolina recipe that is cooked in the same way rice is cooked. Use chicken stock instead of water for a more delicious taste.
Using chicken stock in cooking polenta makes it a versatile side dish that everyone will surely love. Follow this easy and basic polenta recipe from NY Time. Just replace the 5 cups water with 5 cups of nutritious and delicious broth.