3cupswhite long grain rice(Jasmine Thai long grain rice or any white rice)
3cupswater(measure using measurements inside of rice cooker)
2tspgrape-seed oil(extra virgin olive oil)
Chop onion, celery, garlic and (bell pepper if using). Set aside.
Rice Cooker Method
Stream rice in a rice cooker (as I did), instant pot or stove-top (follow the instructions on the packaging for which ever method your using.
Place a sieve over the rice cooker insert. Using the measuring cup that comes with the rice cooker, measure out 3 cups of rice and add it to the sieve. Remove the sieve from the rice cooker insert and run under water to clean the rice. After rice is cleaned, Pour the rice into the rice cooker insert. Add water, salt, and grapeseed oil. Place lid on rice rice cooker, plug the cord into the outlet and press the cook button (it will light up). When rice is done, the cook button will turn off AND the warm button will light up. This is for the rice cooker that I use.
In a medium sized pot, fill it half way with water and place over medium to high heat. Wash chicken gizzards and chicken hearts (if you have hearts) and add to pot of water. Boil chicken parts for 30 minutes or until tender. Drain and allow to cool until you are able to handle them without them being too hot. Chop the gizzards and hearts into small bits. Set aside.
Add grapeseed or extra virgin olive oil to a skillet over medium to high heat. Add vegetables except garlic and saute until onions are translucent about 30 seconds. Add garlic and continue to saute until fragrant. Add chicken gizzards/hearts, kosher salt and poultry seasoning and give a stir. Add rice and gently stir until all ingredients are combined. Taste and adjust seasoning by adding more kosher salt and/or poultry seasoning. Add chicken broth or water for moisture. Give another gentle stir. That's it.
Serve hot and enjoy
Garnish with sliced green onions, parsley or cilantro.
**Please note: Nutritional values serve as a guide only as values may vary.Tips:
If it's a challenge for you to make rice in a pot on top of the stove, I highly recommend investing in a rice cooker
Boil the chicken gizzards until tender
Do not skimp on the poultry seasoning
Taste test along the way in case more kosher salt or poultry seasoning need to be added