Sunday, October 4, 2009

Chicken Spinach and Veggie Pulao

Packed with nutrients and great taste, even the fussiest of eaters will hopefully enjoy my recipe. I came up with this recipe to somehow get spinach and chicken broth into my son, who does not eat meat or veggies. I hope you enjoy making this dish for your family and friends and of course the little bratz who turn up their noses at almost everything!!

3 cups rice
2 pound Chicken Drumsticks
1 packet frozen spinach-thawed
2 medium onions-thinly sliced
1tsp Zeera
1tsp garam masala
2 green chillies-whole
1tsp garlic paste- or finely chopped garlic
1 cup peas
1/2 cup corn kernels
Salt and Pepper to taste

Wash the rice thoroughly and soak it in water.
Meanwhile, in a saucepan add the chicken to boiling water. Add salt and pepper to taste. When the chicken has cooked , remove the pieces from the water and measure the remaining stock. Discard the bones and chop the chicken.
In a non stick pan, add about 1/2 cup olive and canola oil mix and fry the onions in it. Once they are golden brown add the zeera. Then add the chopped chicken and fry the pieces for about 10minutes or so until they too are a nice golden brown.Then add the chopped garlic. Add the measured stock and the entire liquid added should be about 5 cups. So if the stock is 3 cups add 2 cups of water. Add salt and garam masala and the green chillies. Leave them whole so as to avoid excessive heat. When the liquid boils, add the rice and put the stove on low -medium. Let it cook for 20 minutes , until all the liquid has been absorbed and the rice is cooked through. Turn off the stove Leave the lid on for another 15 minutes.


1 comment:

  1. Yay!!! I Love this recipe Faiza and can't wait to try it! It sounds delicious :)btw, you're a pro at this blogging thing mA!! keep posting :)