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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 7
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 169.4
  • Total Fat: 1.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 39.1 mg
  • Sodium: 82.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 18.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.5 g
  • Protein: 20.3 g

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Indian chicken, lentils and rice

Submitted by: TAMRACLOVEC

Introduction

Yummy Indian spices in an all-in-one dish! This is a non-saucy rice dish. I start this on the stove and finish in a rice cooker, but you can easily do it all on the stove. Yummy Indian spices in an all-in-one dish! This is a non-saucy rice dish. I start this on the stove and finish in a rice cooker, but you can easily do it all on the stove.
Number of Servings: 7

Ingredients

    Lentils:
    1C dry lentils
    5C water
    1.5 teaspoons cumin
    1 teaspoon curry
    1/2 teaspoon ginger
    1/2 teaspoon turmeric
    1/4 teaspoon coriander
    (red pepper flakes or cayenne, to your own taste, if desired)

    Chicken skillet:
    4 small chicken breasts, cubed
    1 onion, diced
    Non stick spray

    Rice cooker:
    1C brown basmati rice
    1C baby carrots, or carrots sliced
    1teaspoon salt

    1C frozen peas

Tips

I like using the rice cooker, since it makes perfect rice and I don't have to watch it, plus I can clean up all my other pots before dinner. If you want to do it all on the stove, use a 4 qt. pot for your lentils, then add all other ingredients to that pot. Simmer, covered, on low for around 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.


Directions

Lentils:
Place lentils, water and spices in a medium pot and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce to very low, and simmer gently for 30 minutes.

Chicken:
Meanwhile, cook chicken and onions in a skillet until chicken is cooked through.

Rice cooker:
When chicken and lentils are done, add them both to the rice cooker, along with the carrots, salt and rice (be sure to use brown rice - it cooks long enough to finish cooking the lentils and carrots). Stir well, then press the button on your cooker - it should take around 45 minutes.

A tasty addition would be to replace 14 oz of the water with light coconut milk, NOT included in the info!!

Finishing:
When the cooker clicks off, quickly stir in the frozen peas, then close the lid and steam for 5 more minutes.

Serving Size: Makes 7 servings, 1C each






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