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Chicken & Spinach Rice

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Ingredients
  Frozen chopped spinach 10 Ounce (1 Package)
  Butter/Margarine 3 Tablespoon, divided
  Chicken flavored rice and vermicelli mix 8 Ounce (1 Package, Reserve Seasoning Packet)
  Hot water 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Poultry seasoning 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Cut up cooked chicken 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Canned sliced water chestnuts 8 Ounce, drained (1 Can)
  Sliced almonds 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
Directions

Unwrap spinach and place on plate.
Microwave at High for 4 to 6 minutes, or until defrosted.
Drain thoroughly, pressing to remove excess moisture.
Set aside.
In 2-quart casserole, combine 2 tablespoons butter and rice and vermicelli.
Microwave at High for 4 to 6 minutes, or until vermicelli is light brown, stirring 2 or 3 times.
Stir in water, seasoning packet, poultry seasoning and pepper.
Cover.
Microwave at High for 5 to 10 minutes, or until mixture starts to thicken and liquid is partially absorbed, stirring once.
Stir in chicken, spinach and water chestnuts.
Re-cover.
Microwave at High for 6 to 8 minutes, or until rice is tender.
Set aside.
Place almonds and remaining 1 tablespoon butter in 9-inch pie plate.
Microwave at High for 4 to 6 minutes, or until light golden brown, stirring twice.
Sprinkle over top of casserole.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Microwaving
Ingredient: 
Chicken

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