Chicken & Rice Bake with Green Vegetables – Because Green is Good!
3 tbsp olive oil
1/2 medium onion, diced
500 g boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite sized pieces
2 tsp crushed garlic
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
1 1/2 cup uncooked white rice
2 cups broccoli florets, cut into bite sized pieces
1 cup green beans, trimmed and cut in half
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
Cook the rice according to packet instructions. Add one chicken stock cube or stock pot to the cooking water and mix well.
Preheat the oven on grill.
In a large pan, sauté onions in olive oil over medium heat. Once onions soften, increase the heat to medium high and add chicken to the pan. Season with salt and pepper. Brown the chicken pieces and add the garlic. Cook for about 1 more minute.
Add the broccoli and green beans to the pan and stir often so that the vegetables stir fry, but don't burn, just a couple minutes needed. Once the vegetables are tender but still firm, add the cooked rice and the chicken and veg mixture to a large oven dish, add the grated cheese and mix through well. Sprinkle a little more cheese over the top.
Place the dish into the oven and cook for about 5 minutes, until cheese is bubbling.