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Thread: Need Advice on Cooking Rice and Chicken in a Crockpot

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    Need Advice on Cooking Rice and Chicken in a Crockpot

    I know that all the recipes posted on here have been for people of the human nature. I have a sick fur-baby and I am wanting to make Chicken and Rice for her in the crockpot. I have never cooked rice in a crockpot before. She has an upset tummy and I think this would be bland enough for her to eat.

    I have looked online and all the recipes I see have condensed or powdered soup in them. Can anyone tell if and how rice can be cooked in the cp? I feel like I am old enough to know this already but I don't. Any help is greatly appreciated by myself and Missy. She is like my baby to me. She belonged to my son so she is special to me. I know others on here can relate. We love our fur-babys.

    Thanks so very much in advance,
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    Do you have a microwave? I think the rice would turn out much better. you can cook chicken or hamburger in the microwave also to mix with the rice. That is what I always did when I had sick dogs and they loved it. Drain all the grease off the hamburger first. I hope your baby is soon feeling better.

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    My sister has a Chahuahua ( sorry about spelling) and when she got sick the vet had her fix chicken and rice and she used chicken broth to cook the rice. Im sorry but dont know about doing it in crockpot.

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    I had to do the same several years ago for one of my fur babies, I just cooked the chicken and rice on the stove, separate pans though, then mixed the broth from the chicken with the rice. I also gave her cottage cheese, she would eat the cottage cheese before the chicken or rice. lol

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    I had to do this for my golden when he was sick and i just cooked the rice on the stove - usually 2 x water to the rice. My vet told me it was extremely important not to use seasoning; no salt, pepper, flavoring or other spices as dogs don't process them very well. I measured out what I needed then stored the reat in the refrigerator.

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    Why don't you do it on top of the stove. I use 2 cups of water to one cup of rice, or you can use chicken brothe instead of water, put the rice in cold. Bring it to a boil and then put lid on and reduce to simmer until the broth is absorbed and the rice will be done. Fluff it with a fork. It'll be a lot quicker than in a crock pot. Now if you use brown rice you'll need to add more broth because it takes a lot longer to cook.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Angel Bear View Post
    Substitute the water with chicken broth to make it more palatable. My breadmaker also has instructions for making rice in it and I have tried it and it works fine.

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    Another quick idea: I always keep a supply of Boil in a Bag, by Minute Rice. The little bags of rice boil up real quick and just the right portion for 2-3 servings. I just spoon out small serving, wrap up the remaining, put it in a ziplock bag and store in the frig till next feeding.
    Along the chicken thread, you might also want to try boiling up Chicken livers or gizzards, and give just the broth. Very tasty and has lots of nutrients. Smell is horrible to us humans but it's worth it to see the dogs lap it up when they won't eat anything else. The liver and gizzards are rich, so I save those and cut them up for later and feed them sparingly when the dogs are eating better. Another good soft diet food is to soft scramble up an egg with just a tad of butter. All of these things have worked for me for years with small (Scottie dog) or large (Bernese Mtn Dogs)
    Just feed small portions 3-4 times a day. Good luck. I know your heart is aching.

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    Why don't you just throw a whole chicken in a pot of water to make your own broth, bring to boil then simmer about 1 hr, take chicken out when cooked, discard bones and skin and put the meat back in the broth with some uncooked rice for another 20 minutes or so? Think chicken soup with extra rice and no veggies and it's way quicker than a slow cooker. You can even make it low fat by pulling the skin off the chicken and trimming visible fat before cooking. You won't have any extra seasonings to irritate your little dogs system, and you can put any extra in the fridge for later.

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    When I needed to make a bland diet like this for an ill dog ... I boiled the chicken and made the rice on the stove in plain water then mixed the two. It's best to keep this diet as bland as possible whether you are feeding it for digestive or allergy purposes.

    Bear in mind this is not a diet you can keep your dog for any length of time as it is lacks proper nutrition. But it is OK for a short time (no more than a week) to help with digestive problems.

    If you are using this diet as an elimination diet to sort out allergies then you'll need to keep the dog on it longer and supplement with vitamins.
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    I have never tried this, but looks like you could just omit the veggies until his tummy is better. http://dogcare.dailypuppy.com/fix-ch...-pot-1408.html

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    I've had to do this for my fur babies also. I just took the fat off the chicken and sliced a chicken breast in to tenders then heated in a non-stick skillet no seasoning. Followed directions for rice in micro wave. Rice gets really hot because of starch and stays hot for a while. Took chicken after cooking and diced. Mixed with rice and done. You have to be really careful if you use chicken broth or stock. Needs to be fat-free. It can be really rich (upset tummy) and you don't want that. Took me all of about 10 minutes. On another note I do this for myself for a quick lunch when I want my version of stir fry,

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    I should mention here that if the furbaby is a feline, they can't have onion. Most store bought broths will have onion in them. TEchnically dogs shouldn't either, but it doesn't tend to be as detrimental to them (our dog has stolen onions we've dropped before we could pick them up and she's OK), cats can get a type of anemia from the onions.

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    First off, when my dog is sick I use Baby Rice. It dissolves easily in water or broth. You don't have to cook it and you can make it the consistency that you want. I always keep a box handy if my dog gets sick I don't have to worry about cooking anything. I also keep a box of low sodium chicken broth on hand as that always makes it more palatable.

    I have done rice in the slow cooker for myself. It comes out beautifully. Again, I use chicken broth as the liquid and it takes about 2-3 hours on high. The time will depend a lot on your cooker. Here is where I found out how to do it:http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/2008...t-as-rice.html

    I also use the slow cooker for chicken. Usually, I just put a whole chicken in. You don't need any liquid. It will make its own broth. When it is done, I just dispose of the skin and bones, skim the fat off the broth, and go from there.
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    If anyone is interested my breadmaker has instructions for cooking rice in it. I tried it and it worked fine. Check your breadmaker manual.

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    I have a GSD with an absorption problem and she is on a diet of chicken and rice, or chicken and pasta or white fish with either rice or pasta with a powdered enzyme added. I boil up the chicken till cooked, remove the chicken and then cook the rice in the stock left from the chicken. I use a large stock pot half full of water to cook the chicken pieces and then cook a kilo of rice at a time in the stock until the stock has been absorbed.

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    I bought a rice cooker and I learned something new you have to soak your rice and rinse it till water is clear I found the rice is not as pasty

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    I agree with everyone on the suggestion of using the m.wave. This is my experience of cooking Chicken and Rice in the crockpot.
    Place chicken in the crockpot and season to taste. Cook until the chicken is a little more than half done--fork tender.
    Cook Rice seperately until about half done--then drain and rinse. Spoon on top of Chicken and let cook on High about another hour or so.
    Our family always liked this dish.
    In the oven or a low setting on the m.wave; use similar method as above, but be sure the setting is about 6-7.
    Enjoy!
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    Place Rice on top of Chicken and season or adjust seasonings. Let cook about 1 and 1/2 hrs. Have the lid on
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    My Chihuahua has a sensitive stomach and I've tried almost every thing from Hills Science Diet to cooking for her at home. I tried cooking rice in a crock pot - left it too high too long and guess what I had when I got home! Rice MUSH. LOL After that I just cooked it on the stove top and added cooked ground beef and either english peas or green beans and and sometimes diced raw sweet potatoes. She loves raw sweet potatoes and/or carrots. I did find out that she doesn't do well on chicken. go figure.
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    I want to thank all of you that replied to this. I always learns o much from all of you. I have been through this with Missy before, about once a year-year and a half she gets this way. It was in the 70s here this weekend and that is the reason I asked about the crockpot. I usually do cook it on the stove but I live in a mobile home and all I have to do is turn the stove on and it heats up in here until it is almost unbearable.
    My Missy does seem better today. I will play it by the day, we may still wind up at the vet. I knew dogs couldn't have grapes (she loves them too) I had no idea about onions though. She isn't picky about her eating and she loves chicken and rice. So far so good today.

    Thanks so vey much everyone.

    Ladibug

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ladibug View Post
    I know that all the recipes posted on here have been for people of the human nature. I have a sick fur-baby and I am wanting to make Chicken and Rice for her in the crockpot. I have never cooked rice in a crockpot before. She has an upset tummy and I think this would be bland enough for her to eat.

    I have looked online and all the recipes I see have condensed or powdered soup in them. Can anyone tell if and how rice can be cooked in the cp? I feel like I am old enough to know this already but I don't. Any help is greatly appreciated by myself and Missy. She is like my baby to me. She belonged to my son so she is special to me. I know others on here can relate. We love our fur-babys.

    Thanks so very much in advance,
    Ladibug
    I'm not sure about making it in a crockpot, but I made brown rice today in my old pressure cooker. It turned out tender and separated nicely (didn't clump together like it does for me when I fix on top of the stove.) You could just buy the instant rice too I would think.
    Serita

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    When my fur babies get upset tummies (and my 7 pound toy poodle has a tendency to get it regularly,) I put 1 part rice and 2 parts water in pan. Add NO seasoning. Let water heat until boiling. Turn down to simmer, put a tight fitting lid on it, and simmer for 20 minutes without opening the lid. Perfect rice every time. Then I mix half rice and half cooked sweet potato (I use microwave for about 5-6 minutes) and feed it to her. She loves it. By the Way!, my Vet told me that eggs are one of the hardest foods for a dog to digest. Good luck with your fur baby. They are precious!!
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    I love my rice cooker from Tupperware. You cook in the microwave.
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    I do the chicken and rice on the stove top for my Tinkerbelle, the Chihuahua. I boil some chicken, take out the chicken when cooked to debone. Cook rice in the liquid from the chicken...putting the chicken back in when cut up.

    Tink is over the moon when she has to get this dish because she isn't feeling too good.
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