Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Burning oil

WoW-two posts in one day, do NOT get used to it. Thought I would share my adventures from tonight's dinner preparation. It all started when I was cooking chicken in HOT oil (Canola) and I go to turn the chicken and my face and hands get completely covered in hot oil. I tried to stay calm and gently (ha-quickly) put down the lid and washed off my oil covered face/hands. Do you know that oil burns real quick? My face is okay, but my left arm is now sensitive and hurts when touched-great!!! Then I was completing the recipe and oil splashes its way into my eyes-OUCH is right. My eyes are okay. Right one hurts and itches, but it will be okay. Did not know that cooking was so dangerous. Oh well!!!

Here is the Mexican skillet that I prepared tonight
* I TBS oil
* 3-4 pieces of chicken
* 12 ounces of frozen corn
* 2 cups rice (I used brown)
* 1 cup salsa
* 2 cups water
* 1/2 cup of shredded cheese
* Sour Cream optional

Heat oil in pan. When hot, place chicken in pan and cook until cooked through. About 5-10 minutes on each side. Take chicken out of pan and set aside. Add corn, salsa, and water to pan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and add rice. Cook for five minutes. Add chicken back in and simmer for 5 more minutes. Add cheese and let melt. Take off heat and serve. Use Sour Cream if you want.

I found this recipe on the back on Minute Brown Rice and it is yummy!!!

Have a wonderful evening!!!!


Tobi said...

I'm sorry you were burned. I hope you feel better soon. I always burn myself when I'm cooking. I'm such a clutz.

My mouth is watering for that Mexican skillet! That sounds yummy! I'm going to have to try that recipe for dinner soon.

The Microblogologist said...

Oil has a higher boiling point than water, which is why it burns faster than if you got splashed with boiling water. Glad you were not seriously injured!