Chicken Long Rice
By Jodi Leone
My favorite Hawaii-type comfort food is chicken long rice. Whenever I feel "under-the-weather," I try to muster up the energy to go to the store to buy the ingredients. I have a recipe from my mom that I think the original came from my grandfather Papa's recipe. It reminds me of many happy evenings eating at Nana and Papa's dining table. This recipe has a small amount of tomato sauce in it just for color so it doesn't taste tomatoey. This recipe will feed 3 people (with some leftover) as a main dish.
In large pot, brown chicken in oil with garlic
Simmer to allow long rice to heat up. If long rice soaks up all the liquid, add more chicken broth. You can garnish individual portions with chopped green onions before serving (Nana says don't add green onions while cooking as they will make the dish sour rapidly.)
Jodi Leone was born in Hilo, Hawai`i and graduated from Hilo High School . She now lives in Sunnyvale, California with her husband Jason, whom she first met in the first grade at Kaumana School, and their son Dylan.
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