Saturday, 22 February 2014

Simple yellow rice with grilled chicken

This really is a deliciously simple meal to make, little effort and lovely results!

  • Skill level: Easy
  • Serves: 6-7 people
  • Prep time: 10 mins
  • Cooking time: 20-30 mins
What you will need:

1 baby chicken, cut into eight pieces
tandoori powder
2 cups rice
2 tbsp olive oil
4 medium sized onions, peeled and chopped
4 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
1 + 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp turmeric
1 pinch saffron
3 cups boiling water
Optional: cashew nuts

How to make:

1) Prepare the chicken by covering it in tandoori powder, then placing it in a grill or an oven on high heat until cooked (should take 20 mins)

2) In the meantime, rinse the rice a few times until the water is no longer cloudy - then set aside

3) In a pot, add the olive oil over medium heat, once hot, add the chopped onions and minced garlic, and mix until the colour of the onions begins to change (5-8 mins)

4) Whilst the onions are cooking, add a pinch of saffron to one cup boiling water and set aside

5) Once the onions are done, add the salt and turmeric and mix well. Add the drained rice to the pot, followed by the saffron water and the remaining 2 cups of boiling water. Mix gently and bring to the boil. Once this occurs, reduce the heat to low, cover and leave for 15 mins - or until the rice is cooked. Fluff with a fork, then take off the heat and leave covered for a further 5 mins

6) If you wish to add the cashew nuts as decoration, heat in a small pan a little vegetable oil, then add the cashew nuts and keep mixing to avoid any nuts burning. Once the nuts have become golden, remove onto kitchen paper to absorb the excess oil ready to be used as decoration

7) Add the rice to the serving dish, and decorate with the chicken pieces and cashew nuts

I served this with salad, but it would also go well with yoghurt or any sauce like a curry. Either way, it is sooo easy to make and so delicious! Enjoy :)


  1. Do u hav a FB page?

    1. No..not at the moment. U think i should make one? Hmmm... Lol

    2. You should definitely make one!! There r so many yummy recipes in your blog which can b shared

    3. InshAllah :D JazakiAllah khair xx

  2. AsSalaamu alaykum, can you upload a recipe for mlukhiyeh? Please :)

    1. Wa alaykum alsalam :) No problem, inshAllah I will add it to my 'to make' list :D so watch this space... :))