Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Morrocan style rice: Chicken or Sweet Potato

Morrocan Style Rice with Chicken
Morrocan Style Rice with Sweet Potato

I was lost and staring aimlessly at the ingredients in my cupboard this evening when my friend Claudia called with the genius idea of mixing them all together with a bit of spice. The vegetarian was happy with his sweet potato combo while I enjoyed a tasty bit of free-range chicken. 

Serves: 2 with leftovers for lunch

200g rice
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic
2 peppers 1 green, 1 yellow, chopped into chunks
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp tumeric
1 tsp chilli flakes
Handful parsley and mint, roughly chopped
Olive oil
Sea salt and black pepper
Boiling water

V: sweet potato, peeled and cut into chunks
1 vegetable stock cube, crumbled

M: 1 free range chicken breast, cut into chunks
1 chicken stock cube, crumbled

Fry onion and garlic in olive oil until soft then stir in the spices until distributed evenly. Add the peppers and fry for a few minutes. Divide the mixture between two pans.

V: Par-boil the sweet potato in salted water, about 7 minutes, drain and stir into one of the pans along with the vegetable stock cube and 100g of rice.

M: Add the chicken to the other pan and fry for a few minutes until the colour changes then stir in the rice and stock cube.

Pour boiling water into each pan to just cover the rice. The ratio 2:1 can help which means adding about 200g of boiling water into each pan. Stir, season and cover each pan using tin foil and a lid to ensure minimum steam gets out. Cook on a low heat for 12 minutes and leave to stand for 5 minutes before stirring in the chopped herbs and serving.

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