A couple weeks ago I had finally found some of the Just Tomatoes freeze-dried Pomegranates at a Whole Foods location. I was thinking for quite some what to do with them. Sweet isn’t hard – add them to breakfast, to puddings for dessert, etc but what else could I use them in? Dried cranberries work well with chicken so I decided to try it out with the pomegranates instead.
One can substitute diced dried sweet cherries or dried sweetened cranberries as well.
In a sandwich or quart freezer bag:
1 cup instant rice
2 Tbsp freeze-dried pomegranates
1 Tbsp diced dried shallots (or onions)
2 tsp roasted chicken gravy
1 5-ounce can chicken breast or 3-ounce pouch
2 Tbsp shelf stable Parmesan cheese
Add the chicken with broth and 1 cup near boiling water to the dry ingredients in your freezer bag. Stir well, seal tightly and put in a cozy for 15 minutes. Stir well and add in the Parmesan cheese.
Insulated mug method:
Add the chicken with broth and 1 cup boiling water to the dry ingredients. Stir well, cover tightly and let sit for 15 minutes. Stir well and add in the Parmesan cheese.
One pot method:
Bring 1 cup water and the chicken with broth to a boil in your pot. Add in the dry ingredients and stir well. Turn off the stove and cover tightly. Let sit for 15 minutes, in cooler temperatures use a pot cozy. Stir well and add in the Parmesan cheese.
Serves 1 large appetite.