Monday, 30 November 2015

Chicken over rice - recipe

I love finding new recipes online by reading articles and blogs by other people who've tried them and recommend them. This specific recipe was recommended by Elin Josefina, she has a great mummy blog in Swedish. So this dish is called Chicken over rice. Much similar to a chicken cube served with rice that you can find in middle eastern restaurants. It is a favourite to order every time we go to those restaurant. So I decided to cook it and share my twist of this dish. I have added some optional spices. I looked online to see how others make this recipe, and almost all add a twist to it, so this is mine.
Ingredients:
2 chicken breasts, diced
3-5 tbsp greek yoghurt
1 lemon
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp coriander
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp parlsey
salt and pepper
1 tsp kebab mix spice (optional)
3-4 tbsp oil for frying

1 cup rice cooked according to instructions on package
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp coriander
1/2 tsp coriander
salt to taste
4 pods of cardemon

shredded lettuce, 1 onion, sherry tomatoes

yoghurt sauce: 3 tbsp greek yoghurt, 1 lemon juice, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp dried dill, 1/2 tsp dried parsley, 3 tbsp water to make the sauce more watery

Method:
1. Cook the rice according to the package instructions. Add all spices for the rice in the boiling water. Set aside.


2. Mix the greek yoghurt and all spices for the chicken marinade. Add the diced chicken pieces in the marinade and put it in the fridge for few hours. I only had it in for 1 hour. But the longer it is chilled the tastier flavours will marry. Fry the chicken pieces in a shallow frying pan with few tbsp of oil on medium to high heat. It should look golden and char grilled.

3. Shred some washed lettuce, slice 1 onion and cherry tomatoes. Mix all ingredients for the yoghurt sauce. Put the sauce i the fridge to chill while all food is cooked.

4. Serve it in a plate, rice with the chicken pieces over. Add the salad and yoghurt sauce on top of it. Tastes heavenly, specially for pregnancy cravings.

Enjoy!

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