Snow on the Mountain - an Easy, International Meal

I participated in a mystery dinner the other night where each of us
brought several ingredients, but only one person knew the secret
recipe. We watched in anticipation as each person shared their
contribution - rice, chicken, chicken broth - so far, so good.
Pineapple, cheese, and black olives? Chow mein noodles, coconut, and green onions? Where
in the world did she get this idea? Java, as it turns out. For those of
you, like me, who have forgotten our high school geography, Java is an
Indonesian island in Southeast Asia. My friend picked up this recipe
from a missionary to Java many years ago. Since many Indonesian and
Asian dishes are quite spicy, I suspect that this one has been modified
for American palates. Though we looked at the table with a bit of
hesitance at first, everyone who tried the meal loved it. Apparently,
there are meanings to each of the toppings, which I would love to find
if anyone knows what they are. The title of the dish, Snow on the
Mountain, refers to the coconut which is sprinkled on top. The rest of
the toppings, though mysterious in meaning, were quite tasty combined
together. If you're ready for an international meal without a lot of
work, give this delicious dish a try:

Snow on the Mountain

1 lb chicken, cooked and cut into bite sized pieces

4 cups cooked white rice

1 cup chicken broth, heated and thickened with 1T. cornstarch

toppings: chow mein noodles, green onions, sliced almonds, black olives, pineapple chunks, shredded cheese, coconut

Put rice on the plates as the base, followed by chicken and the toppings. Pour thickened chicken broth over all and enjoy!

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