Boston Market Corporation--formerly Boston Chicken Inc.--grew rapidly after its start in 1985. The quick expansion, however, proved to be the demise of the firm, and in 1998 Boston Market was forced to declare bankruptcy. McDonald's Corporation purchased the struggling chain of restaurants in 2000 and implemented a turnaround strategy designed to rebuild the Boston Market brand. In 2002, the company operated 650 company-owned restaurants in 28 states that offered home-style entrees, fresh vegetables, sandwiches, salads, soups, side dishes, and desserts. Boston Market also offers catering services along with frozen meals available in supermarkets through a partnership with HJ Heinz Company.
Boston Market Spicy Rice
1/4 cup raw rice-shaped pasta
3/4 cup minute rice
1 tablespoon pimiento; chop fine
1/2 teaspoon dry minced celery leaf
1 teaspoon dry minced parsley
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
14 oz can chicken broth
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
In a 2-qt saucepan combine all ingredients. Stir often and bring to a boil. Cover and remove from heat. Let stand 15 minutes. Fluff rice with a fork every 5 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.