In preparation for Christmas I decided to try out in advance a new recipe I found for roast chicken with rice stuffing. Was it successful? Hmm, I'll say that I'm 70% satisfied with the recipe for the fact that the rice I place under the chicken burnt to a crisp! I'm going to take my sister's advise and use foil to line the pan next time.
It is kitchen friendly, no mess, simple to make and SUPER tasty. This is one recipe for the keeps!
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 (2 to 3 pound) whole chickens
3 cups cooked white rice
1 cup raisins
1 onion, chopped
1 tablespoon ground turmeric
salt to taste
ground black pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
In a small skillet, heat two tablespoons of olive oil. When oil is hot, saute the chopped onion. Add turmeric and raisins. Saute. Add cooked rice and salt. Mix well.
Butter the outside of both chickens and sprinkle a little pepper on both. Stuff the rice mixture into both chickens. Place in a greased 9x13 inch baking dish and bake in preheated oven for about 1 hour (or until chickens are nice and brown and the juices run clear).