Chicken pilaf

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Recipe from: 24 March 2016
Preparation time: 10 min
Cooking time: 35 min
 
 

Ingredients

 
  • 1
    rotisserie chicken
  • 400
    g
    basmati rice, rinsed, soaked in cold water for 3 hours and drained
  • 60
    g
    butter
  • 2
    Tbs
    sunflower oil
  • 2
    onions, chopped
  • 1
    Tbs
    Maldon salt
  • 1
    tsp
    peppercorns, crushed
  • 1
    stick cinnamon, broken
  • 2
    bay leaves, crushed
  • 1/4
    cup
    each raisins and sultanas, soaked in hot water for 10 minutes
  • 100
    g
    blanched almonds, toasted
  • DRESSING ((OPTIONAL):
  • 1
    cup
    buttermilk
  • generous handful coriander leaves, chopped
  • sea salt flakes to taste
Servings: Change Serving
 
 

Method

 
Remove the breast meat from the chicken, leaving the skin on. Remove the rest of the meat from the bones and discard the skin.

If making the dressing, mix all the ingredients together and set aside.

Melt the butter and oil in a pan and fry the onion, salt and spices over a low heat until the onion has browned and the spices have infused the butter.

Add the drained rice and stir until well coated in butter. Cover with water and simmer for 5 minutes, covered.

Add chicken, raisins and sultanas; cook for a further 5 minutes.

Remove from heat and fluff rice with a fork. Cover with a clean tea towel and leave for 5 minutes. Sprinkle with toasted almonds and serve with dressing on the side.

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