|Chicken/Meat Casserole (Balkan Guveci)|
1 big onion, chopped
1 cup rice, washed
2 chicken legs with the thighs or ½ lb (250 gr) beef/lamp cut in cubes
3 tbsp oil
1 tbsp salt to taste
3-4 bay leaves
2 cups hot water
½ tsp black pepper
2/3 tsp paprika
You can cut the drumsticks off and make two pieces from one leg. Also you can use it as a whole leg.
Place the chicken legs or meat cubes and oil in a large skillet and stir occasionally for 2-3 minutes, until the meat changes in color.
Add the chopped onions and sauté. Then stir in washed rice and continue stirring for 2-3 minutes. Add salt, black pepper and paprika.
Finally place this mixture to a casserole or Pyrex dish and add hot water. Stir the mixture well and place the bay leaves evenly in the mixture.
Preheat the oven to 400 F (200 C) Cook for about 30-40 min. until the surface turns brownish and rice is cooked.