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Golden Rice and Chicken Pilaf

golden rice and chicken pilaf Entree Middle Eastern
Golden Rice and Chicken Pilaf
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Ingredients 12
  • Servings 4

Dinner ready in 30 minutes! Enjoy this traditional chicken and rice pilaf - perfect if you love Middle Eastern cuisine!

Updated September 27, 2010

Ingredients

  • 2
    teaspoons oil
  • 1
    lb. fresh chicken tenders
  • 1/2
    cup chopped onion
  • 1
    cup uncooked regular long-grain white rice
  • 1/2
    cup shredded carrot
  • 1/4
    cup golden raisins
  • 1
    teaspoon curry powder
  • 1
    teaspoon coriander
  • 1/4
    teaspoon salt
  • 1
    (14 1/2-oz.) can ready-to-serve chicken broth
  • 1/2
    cup water
  • 1/4
    cup slivered almonds, toasted

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add chicken and onion; cook 5 minutes or until chicken is browned and onion is tender, stirring occasionally.
  • 2
    Add all remaining ingredients except almonds; mix well. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and cook 15 to 20 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink, rice is tender and liquid is absorbed. Top each serving with almonds.

  • The first step in classic pilaf recipes is to brown the rice in oil or butter. Although our streamlined recipe omits this step, the ingredients are traditional for a Middle Eastern pilaf.
  • Chicken tenders are juicy, tender strips cut from the underside of chicken breasts. Look for packages of chicken tenders in the poultry section of the meat department.
  • Shelled pistachio nuts can be used in place of the toasted almonds in this recipe.
  • To toast almonds, spread on cookie sheet; bake at 350°F. for 5 to 7 minutes or until golden brown stirring occasionally.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 1/2 Cups
Calories
410
Calories from Fat
90
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
15%
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Cholesterol
65mg
22%
Sodium
530mg
22%
Total Carbohydrate
49g
16%
Dietary Fiber
3g
12%
Sugars
8g
Protein
32g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
80%
80%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 3 Very Lean Meat; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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