Chicken rice (comfort food) | How to make Chicken rice (comfort food)

By amina qadir  |  28th Apr 2016  |  
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About Chicken rice (comfort food) Recipe

This is my ultimate comfort food. It can be easily prepared in about 40-45 minutes and is satisfying. It leaves you yearning for more.

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Chicken rice (comfort food)

Ingredients to make Chicken rice (comfort food)

  • chicken 1 kg, cut into 16 pieces
  • 4 green cardamoms
  • 4 cloves
  • 4 black cardamoms
  • 1 inch piece cinnamon
  • 4 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 2 medium sized onions, thinly sliced
  • 5 medium sized tomatoes, finely chopped
  • salt to taste
  • oil 1/4 cup
  • 1 kg basmati rice (washed and soaked for 2 hours)
  • A handful of toasted pine nuts and fried brown onions for garnishing (optional)

How to make Chicken rice (comfort food)

  1. Heat oil and add the cloves, cardamoms, cinnamon and saute till they release their aroma.
  2. Next, add the thinly sliced onions and fry till they are pink. Add chicken pieces to the onions and stir them briskly till the chicken is seared.
  3. Add the ginger-garlic paste, red chilli powder, salt and saute till the raw flavour goes away.
  4. Add the finely chopped tomatoes, mix well and add 2 cups of water. Cover and cook on a low flame till the tomatoes are mushy and the chicken is al dente.
  5. After the chicken is tender, open the pan and turn the flame to high, then add the rice, stir well and add another cup of water to it and bring to a boil.
  6. Lower the flame and cook it till the rice is tender. Give it an occasional stir.
  7. Once the rice is cooked take it off flame and let it sit for 5 minutes then stir it to fluff up the rice.
  8. Garnish it with toasted pine nuts and fried brown onions. Serve it hot with raita and thickly sliced onions.

My Tip:

Do not overcook the onions for the chicken as it will make it taste bitter. You can serve the chicken rice with a tangy raita. (Simply grind 6-8 green chillies, 20-12 cloves of garlic, some jeera powder and 10-15 mint leaves. Add it to the yoghurt, mix well and add salt to taste. Then add water to make it into a thick pouring consistency. Refrigerate the raita before serving.)

Reviews for Chicken rice (comfort food) (1)

Sujata Limbu2 years ago

Sounds lovely! would like to see an image of this dish :)