As a mother of two, having to cook dinner every day can be a headache at times. If both kids need me, I can’t cook. If I keep cooking the same dishes, dinner gets boring. So in short, I need fast and innovative recipes.
For tonight’s dinner, I had planned to cook chicken macaroni soup but when I told Phoebie, she said no, she wanted chicken rice.
But… I already cooked the chicken stock for the dish!!
To make the chicken rice that my little girl had asked for, I decided to improvise.
To cook the rice, I scooped the chicken stock into the rice pot and mixed it with the rice to cook.
After that, I added cabbage to the remaining stock.
The rice was quite tasty, although, of course, it can’t be compared to chicken rice from chicken rice stalls. But for something that’s cooked without all the ingredients that chicken rice stalls use, this is not bad i think. It helped that the shredded chicken breast was marinated, so there was more flavour.
So there, my “cheat” improvised chicken rice, invented because of my little girl’s request.