Instant rice, also known as minute rice, is rice that has been precooked. Some types are microwave ready. Some types are dehydrated so that it cooks more rapidly. Regular rice requires 18-30 minutes to cook while instant rice needs anywhere between 1-7 minutes. Because it has already been cooked, all that is necessary to prepare instant rice is to simply re-hydrate it with hot water.
1/4 pound mushrooms, sliced
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
2 cans (13 3/4 oz. each) thicken broth
(or home made)
2 cups diced cooked chicken
1 can (14 1/2 oz.) whole tomatoes
1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce
1 carrot, thinly sliced
1 envelope Italian Salad Dressing Mix
(or other flavouring to taste)
3/4 cup rice
Cook and stir mushrooms In hot butter in large saucepan. Gradually stir in broth; then add chicken. tomatoes, tomato sauce, carots and salad dressing mix. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 10 minutes. Stir in rice. Cover; remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes.
Makes 8 servlngs
You may use 1 jar (4.5 oz.) drained sliced mushrooms for the fresh mushrooms.