I often make this rice for my son but I must say I love it as much. This mildly spiced rice is a volcano of flavours in every bite. Below mentioned quantities are good enough for 1 person, so you can double it up as per your need. I have used boneless chicken cut into very small pieces to make it easier for my little one to eat, you can always use chicken on bone.
Olive oil – 2-3 tbsp.
Whole spices – Cardamom 3-4 / Clove 3-4 / Cinnamon (half an inch), Black pepper (4-5)
Onion – 1 medium chopped
Ginger-Garlic paste – 1 tsp
Rice – 1/2 cup Basmati rice.
Chicken – (I used about half a cup chopped boneless chicken. Ideal proportion for Rice & Chicken would be 1:2)
Capsicum – 1/2 cup chopped
Tomato – 1 small chopped
Turmeric – 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder – 1 tsp
Cumin powder – 1 tsp
Black pepper powder – to taste
Mixed herb – 1/2 tsp
Salt – to taste.
Wash rice, let it soak for about 10 minutes. Chop the onion and capsicum and keep aside.
Heat oil In a pan, add the whole spices followed by onion. Sauté till translucent. Add the garlic paste and sauté for a minute or two. Add Chicken, turmeric and sauté.
Add capsicum and give it a stir. Now add coriander powder, cumin powder, black pepper powder & mixed herb. Sauté for a minute, add chopped tomato & salt.
Add soaked rice and give it a mix. Add 1 cup warm water & let it simmer. Once the rice is 3/4th done, cover the pan and cook till the rice is ready.
This flavourful rice can be served with raita.
Do not forget to post if you try it out in your kitchen 🙂