Aunt Maryann’s Chicken and Rice
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 – 16 oz. can Delmonte tomato sauce
1 can water
1 whole chicken cut up and cleaned
½ medium size onion
2 cloves of garlic chopped
2 cups white rice
4 cups warm water
2 tbsp. parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste
In a Dutch Oven heat oil and brown chicken. Remove chicken and set aside.
Lower flame and Saute onion and garlic until translucent.
Add s, and one can of water (from the delmonte sauce) and stir. Add cheese salt and pepper, stir well. When sauce reaches a simmer return chicken to the pan and make sure it is covered with the sauce, cover with lid. Let the sauce cook for ½ hour.
Add 4 cups of water to sauce and let it come to a boil. Add ½ tsp of salt or to taste. Add white rice, stir frequently. Let cook until all liquid is absorbed and rice is cooked approximately 30 minutes.
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