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Indian Chicken and Rice Casserole

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Category: Poultry

 Ingredients List

  • 1 cn Chicken broth
  • 1 c Basmati rice
  • 3 Garlic cloves; peeled
  • 1 Piece fresh ginger; (1/2
  • -inch) peeled and coarsely
  • -chopped
  • 1/4 c Sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 lg Onion; halved lengthwise and
  • -thinly sliced
  • 3 ts Vegetable oil
  • 1 sm Red pepper; cut in 1/2"
  • -pieces
  • 1 lb Skinless boneless chicken
  • -breast halves; cut into
  • -1/2" pieces
  • 3/4 ts Ground cumin
  • 3/4 ts Ground coriander
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1/8 ts Ground red pepper; (cayenne)
  • 2 c Cauliflower flowerets;
  • -(about 1/2 medium head) cut
  • -into 1/2" pieces
  • 10 oz Frozen peas and carrots
  • 1 cn Diced tomatoes; (14 ounces)
  • 1 Container; (8 ounces) plain
  • -nonfat yogurt
  • ---for garnish/optional---
  • Raisins
  • Sliced almonds; toasted
  • Sweetened flaked coconut;
  • -toasted


1. Preheat oven to 350F. In 2-cup measuring cup, add enough water to
chicken broth to equal 2 cups liquid. In 2-quart saucepan, heat
chicken-broth mixture to boiling over high heat. Place rice in shallow 2
1/2 quart casserole; stir in boiling broth mixture. Cover casserole tightly
and bake 20 minutes or until rice is tender and all liquid is absorbed.
Remove casserole from oven; set aside.

2. Meanwhile, in food processor with knife blade attached or in blender at
medium speed, blend garlic, ginger, coconut, and half of onion slices until
a paste forms; set aside.

3. In nonstick 12-inch skillet, heat 2 teaspoons olive oil over medium
heat. Add red pepper and remaining onion slices, and cook until golden,
about 10 minutes. With slotted spoon, transfer vegetables to large bowl.

4. Add garlic mixture to skillet and cook 8 to 10 minutes, until golden.
Add chicken pieces and remaining 1 teaspoon oil and cook, stirring
occasionally, until chicken is lightly browned on the outside and loses its
pink color on the inside. Add cumin, coriander, salt, and ground red
pepper, and cook 2 minutes ' longer. Transfer chicken mixture to bowl with

5. To same skillet, add cauliflower and 1/2 cup water, heat to boiling over
high heat. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 6 minutes. Add frozen peas
and carrots, and tomatoes with their juice; heat to boiling over high heat.
Reduce heat to low; uncover and cook 2 minutes longer or until cauliflower
is tender and peas and carrots are heated through. Transfer cauliflower
mixture to bowl with chicken. Stir in yogurt until well mixed.

6. With fork, fluff rice. Top cooked rice with chicken mixture. Bake,
uncovered, 15 minutes longer or until heated through. Serve garnished with
raisins, toasted almonds, and toasted coconut, if you like.

Makes 6 main-dish servings. Each serving without garnishes: About 335
calories, 28 g protein, 45 g carbohydrate, 6 g total fat (2 g saturated),
45 mg cholesterol, 760 mg sodium. Scanned, Typed or Downloaded and Busted
by Marcia Fasy Scanned, Typed or Downloaded and Busted by Marcia Fasy

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