OMG, its late Sunday afternoon. About 4pm to be exact. I'm trying to think of something for dinner and I don't want to run to the grocery store.
When I was very poor I had the talent of looking in the fridge and the cupboard and figuring something out. I always managed to just come up with something that would pass as a good meal. It seems like nowadays I'm not as poor and so I don't have to work as hard at being so frugal because I don't have money. Now that I'm thinking about it I really need to return to my use of figuring out great meals with what I have on hand and I'm going to do it today.
First I need to check the deep freezer which I always keep stocked with "something". <gone to check the freezer>....
OK, I'm back and I found a 2.3 pound package of frozen skinless chicken thighs and now I need something to go with it. Checking the pantry I have some wild rice, I have a can of artichokes, I have a can of pumpkin, cans of diced tomatoes. Hmm.
I'll check the refrigerator freezer...I have some frozen vegetables, frozen potatoes. On the counter I have some fresh potatoes.
Jeez, I have plenty to make a good dinner I just have to decide what to make. It is now about 4:16 so whatever I make it needs to take about 30 minutes or less.
I would like to make it in the Instant Pot and I've been wanting to try making rice in the Instant Pot so that's what it will be BBQ chicken thighs and wild rice in the Instant Pot all at the same time.
I don't know if this will be successful but at least I can figure this out. I want to make the wild rice in a separate dish in the Instant Pot. I recently got these racks that I can use to stack something in the cookpot. My idea is to put the chicken thighs in the BBQ sauce in the bottom then a small rack and then a dish containing the water and dried rice. The goal is to cook it all at the same time.
It's not over the top amazing but its good and something that I would make again. Here is my recipe. Oh and here is a link to the racks that I had purchased.