Citrus & Herbs Roasted Chicken Stuffed with Rice & Vegetables
1 whole chicken
1 pound seared ground beef
2 cups Uncle Ben’s Rice
4 cups mixed vegetable (peas & carrots)
4 cups hot water.
3/4 cup toasted almonds (optional)
3 table spoons butter
Your favorite herbs I use sage and rosemary
All the seasoning split in half, 1/2 for chicken and 1/2 for rice
2 tea spoon all spice
1 tea spoon of black peppers
1 tea spoon paprika
Salt to your taste
Wash the chicken well and dry
Sliced the lemons in halves and rub it all over the chicken while rubbing squeeze some of its juice out onto the chicken when done leave the lemon skin inside the chicken to be baked with it, then add all the herbs.
Rub the chicken with 1/2 of the seasonings
Cut the onions in halves and place them with the chicken only one half inside the chicken.
Bake until golden brown.
While the chicken is cooking, you can start on cooking the rice.
Start by adding the butter then brown the rice for little time, add the seared ground beef, vegetables and the seasoning, cook for about 5 minutes
Add 4 cups of hot water, cook on low heat and covered pan.
After all well done cooking, now it is just assembling time
Get your large serving platter place the chicken in the center and stuffed with the cooked rice and vegetables.
Add the remaining rice around it,
Add the almonds on top and garnish with the cooked onions and lemons.