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Chicken & Curried Rice

Frosty Melon Feb 4, 2013 03:49 PM

Growing up (in the 70s and 80s) one of Mom's tastiest recipes involved chicken legs and/or thighs, butter, and curried rice from a package, all baked together in a casserole dish. It was one of my favorite dishes. I asked her about it recently and she stopped making it many years ago, when she became unable to find the packages of curried rice. I've started checking every grocery store here in San Francisco and have yet to find packages of "curried rice". Anyone else familiar with a dish like this? Is there a work-around to recreate it? I've googled chicken & curried rice and mostly find curried chicken dishes to be served with rice, which isn't the same as the dish I remember.

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  1. goodhealthgourmet RE: Frosty Melon Feb 4, 2013 04:15 PM

    Near East still makes one:
    http://www.neareast.com/#products/cur...

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      ChristinaMason RE: goodhealthgourmet Feb 4, 2013 04:26 PM

      That would work. Or I bet you could stir a tsp. of grocery store "curry powder" into Mahatma Yellow rice for a close approximation.

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        Frosty Melon RE: ChristinaMason Feb 5, 2013 10:06 AM

        Great, thanks to you both!

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          ChristinaMason RE: Frosty Melon Feb 5, 2013 10:20 AM

          There's also this! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bq0_cq...

          And this: http://recipes.wikia.com/wiki/Roast_C...

          You could probably cook the rice to just al dente and place under the seasoned, buttered chicken pieces, then cover with foil and bake. Uncover for the last 20 min. or so.

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