Mediterranean Simple Dinner

Looking for something simple, easy, and quick for dinner, I cleaned out the refrigerator and came up with this concoction.




1onion (red or white), sliced into spears 1sweet pepper (any color) chopped into large chunks 2stalks celery, sliced 1zucchini sliced 1small jar artichoke hearts 1can diced tomatoes 1can chick-peas, rinsed and drained 8 oz. left-over roasted chicken, sliced 2cups brown rice cooked with turmeric ¼cup white or red wine (or chicken broth for non-alcoholic) Olive Oil Salt & pepper Thyme, marjoram, dash of cayenne

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Cook the rice according to package directions with a little salt & pepper, and ¼ teaspoon. turmeric. While rice is cooking, saute onion and sweet pepper in olive oil over medium high heat, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add celery and zucchini and saute 3 minutes until crisp tender. Season vegetables with salt & pepper, thyme, marjoram, and cayenne. Stir to coat. Add artichoke hearts, chick-peas, and tomatoes. Add chicken. Stir to combine. Lower heat to medium and cook 5 minutes for all flavors to combine. Add¼ cup wine/broth and warm through. Serve over rice with green salad. Serves 4-6. Recipe created by Michelle Ferrer, August 2008