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.

 riFor White Rice

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.

risottoFor  Risotto

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.


couscousFor Couscous

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.


polentaFor Polenta

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.

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