Friday, May 9, 2008

Chicken Pilau

This is another tasty, inexpensive, easy, nutritious recipe! It's basically an easy chicken curry; note that the finished recipe has honey added to it--the texture of the dish is appropriate for older infants, but you might replace the honey with sugar if you'll be serving this to children under 1 year.

Original recipe comes from More With Less (name in cookbook is Chicken Pilau II)

Combine in large stockpot:
  • 3-4 pounds chicken pieces (bone-in, skinned)
  • 2 qts. water
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 1 t. salt
Saute in small skillet:
  • 3 T. oil (heat before adding onions)
  • 2 onions, minced
Add onions to chicken mixture and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer 20 minutes. Add:
  • 2 1/2 cups brown rice
Cover and simmer 40 minutes, or until chicken and rice are done. Remove chicken to a platter or large plate. Stir into rice:
  • 1 1/2 cups raisins
  • 1 1/2 T. curry powder (use less if your curry is spicy and you're feeding this to young children)
  • 1 t. salt
  • 1 T. honey
  • 2 T. lime or lemon juice
Mound rice around chicken and garnish with:
  • 1/2 c. slivered almonds (optional)
  • 1/4 c. chopped parsley
(You may also simply chop up the chicken and mix it into the rice instead of presenting it on a large platter.)

Serves 8

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