Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Barbecue Rice

I found another rice recipe that I had to try and it was so good I had to share! The unique ingredient in this recipe is the liquid smoke which provided the BBQ flavor that makes it so good. This particular recipe is baked, so plan ahead for the time spent in the oven. Serve this to you family and they will probably ask if you grilled it!! On another note, I overlooked the fact that the recipe calls for cooked rice and initially threw uncooked rice into the skillet. Lets just say it took a while to pick out the rice from the pan!! 

BBQ Rice

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1/2 cup butter

1 medium onion, chopped

1 cup chopped celery

2 (10.75 oz) cans cream of chicken soup

1 cup chicken broth

1 teaspoon Liquid Smoke

2 cups cooked white rice

1/4 teaspoon garlic salt

Garnish: Fresh parsley

Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease a 2 1/2 quart casserole dish.

In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion and celery; cook for 6 to 8 minutes, or until tender. Stir in soup, broth, and Liquid Smoke; increase heat to medium-high, and bring to a boil. Boil for 1 minute.

Remove from heat, stir in rice and garlic salt.

Spoon into prepared baking dish and bake for 30 minutes.

Garnish with fresh parsley, if desired. Serve immediately.

Source: Cooking with Paula (July/August 2008)

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