Saturday, June 21, 2014

Chicken Rice

Chicken Rice 3

Ingredients( Serves 3 - 4):

Chicken                     --   200gms, I used 1 breast piece
Basmati Rice           --   2 cups
Water                         --   4 cups
Onion                         --   1 medium size
Beans                          --   10 - 12
Carrot                         --   2 medium size
Green Pepper / Capsicum --   ½ of one medium size
Broccoli                     --   3 -4 florets
Turmeric Powder  --   ½ tsp + ¼ tsp
Chilly Powder         --   1 ½ tsp
Garam Masala         --   1 tsp
Black Pepper           --   1 tsp + 2 tsp
Cashew Nuts            --   8  - 10 nos
Coriander leaves   --    a bunch, finely chopped
Salt                              --   as required
Oil                                --   2 tbsp


Slice the onions. Chop the beans, carrot, green pepper and broccoli into small pieces and keep aside.

Wash and soak the rice in water. Keep aside.

Cook the chicken with salt and pepper. Shred it into small pieces and keep aside.

Heat oil in a pressure cooker.Fry the cashews and half a handful of the sliced onions until golden brown. Strain and remove it from oil keep aside for garnishing.

In the remaining oil, add the onions and salt and saute until translucent. Add the ½ tsp turmeric powder, chilly powder and the garam masala. Saute until the raw smell goes off.

Then add the chopped veggies and shredded chicken and saute for few 4 - 5 minutes. Add 4 cups of water and mix well. Let it boil.

Chicken Rice 1          Chicken Rice 2

Strain the soaked rice and add it to the vegetables & water. Mix well.

Keep it on high flame for few minutes, until the rice starts dancing on the top. Then reduce the flame to medium low and cook covered until the entire water is absorbed.

Once done, fluff the rice with a fork and garnish it with the fried cashews and onions and the remaining pepper.

Serve hot with raita or plain yogurt.

Chicken Rice 4

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