Comfort food. That's how I feel about foods I prepare in my Dutch oven. Recently I had the opportunity to receive Martha Stewart's latest cook book One Pot. It's amazing!
The first thing I made from this book is Arroz Con Pollo. My husband proclaimed it was the best Arroz con Pollo I have ever made. Now that's a big compliment and I can say, I loved it too.
This base is a breeze to prepare and it will fill your kitchen with tantalizing aromas as it simmers.
Mixed greens, mozzarella and tomato salad made a good side. You don't want to take away from that main dish.
Recipe follows but if you'd like to see the complete book review check me out at Novel Meals.
Arroz con Pollo in a Dutch Oven
1/2 cup dry white wine
Pinch of saffron
6 chicken thighs
Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
2 TB extra-virgin olive oil
1 large onion, finely chopped
2 tablespoons minced garlic (3 fat cloves)
1 large tomato, diced
2 dried bay leaves
1/2 tablespoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper
3 cups homemade or store-bought chicken stock, plus more if needed
1 1/2 cups short-grain rice, I used Valencia
1 cup pimiento-stuffed green olives
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Combine wine and saffron; let stand until ready to use. Season chicken on both sides with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Cook chicken, skin side down, until browned, 6 to 7 minutes. Flip, and cook until golden brown, 2 minutes; transfer to a plate. Drain all but 2 TB fat.
Reduce heat to medium, and cook onion and garlic, stirring often, until tender, about 6 minutes. Add tomato, and cook, stirring often, for 10 minutes. Stir in wine-saffron mixture, 1/2 tablespoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and the bay leaves. Cook until wine is almost completely evaporated, 8 minutes.
Stir in stock, rice, and olives; Nestle chicken into rice, skin side up. Bring to a simmer, cover and transfer to oven. Cook until liquid is absorbed, about 20 or 25 minutes.
If you get your hands on a copy of this book you will love it. Thanks for coming through again Martha!
This is my 9th book in the Cookbook Countdown hosted at Kitchen Flavours.
I am sharing this with Beth Fish's Weekend Cooking Series.