Published March 1, 1998.
Here is how to solve the twin problems of unevenly cooked chicken and heavy, greasy rice.
The problem with most of the recipes we tested was that they resulted in dry breast meat and heavy, greasy rice.
Chicken and rice make for a complete and pretty-easy-to-make one-dish supper. We wanted to develop a recipe that would give us a dish that was moist, flavorful, and clean tasting as well as easy to make.
The problem of overcooked breast meat was easy to solve. We simply added it to the pot about 15 minutes after the legs went in. Solving the problem of heavy, greasy rice was a little more vexing. We finally solved it by reducing the amount of liquid (a combination of white wine and water) added to the rice. Although we tried (and liked) basmati rice, we settled for long grain rice as being most appropriate for this wholesome, satisfying dish.list of recipes