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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 208.9
  • Total Fat: 5.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 36.9 mg
  • Sodium: 185.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 23.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.6 g
  • Protein: 18.0 g

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Basmati Chicken Rice Pilaf

Submitted by: UNCLE_BENS

Introduction

Now you can easily make one of your favorite rice dishes from the Indian restaurant. And all it takes is 15 minutes! Now you can easily make one of your favorite rice dishes from the Indian restaurant. And all it takes is 15 minutes!
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    12 ounces uncooked skinless chicken breast, cut into strips
    1 medium onion diced
    1 red bell pepper diced
    1 Tbsp. olive oil
    3/4 cup chicken broth
    4 cilantro sprigs and leaves chopped for garnish
    1 pouch pre-cooked basmati rice
    1/4 cup prepared curry powder
    1 cup plain nonfat yogurt


Directions

In plastic storage bag, combine curry powder, chicken, onion and bell pepper. Shake well to coat chicken and vegetables in curry powder.
Heat sautÚ pan over high heat and add tablespoon of oil. Add chicken mixture to pan and sautÚ until chicken is almost done, about 5 minutes.
Add in chicken broth and rice to pan. Heat until most of the chicken broth has absorbed, about 3 minutes.
Stir in yogurt and chopped cilantro into heated rice and chicken mixture.
Stir until well combined.

Serving Size:áServes 6; 1 cup each






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  • Very Good
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I added broccoli but otherwise stuck to the recipe. Really liked the heat level as did my DH. Will make again. - 4/23/14

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  • 3 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I was interested in this until I saw it used pre-packaged ingredients. I need to make very low/no sodium items and that just isn't for me. Wish these would be made from scratch things, so much better for you. My dad has renal failure and can't eat the high processed stuff. - 5/30/14

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I like to use my own chicken broth, without any salt to cut down on the sodium. - 5/30/14

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  • 2 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This sounds very good and I will definitely try it. The only thing I would leave out is the Cilantro (even though it is only a garnish). It doesn't like me at all!!! - 4/16/14

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    What is *prepared* curry powder? All I've known is what's in the spice section of the grocery store. A 1/4 cup sounds like a lot, but perhaps *prepared* curry powder is something else. Thanks for the help. - 5/30/14

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  • This recipe calls for a LOT of curry (2 oz.) and I didn't realize it. When I went to make it, I only had 1 oz. so that's what I used. It was still plenty spicy and if you are sensitive to it, definitely do not use 2 oz. It was okay (had an aftertaste) but I don't feel the need to make it again soon. - 6/11/14

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  • I added broccoli and skipped the cilantro. When I make it again, I think I will use a little less curry powder. - 6/9/14

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  • This was amazing, bursting with flavor. I used a frozen wild rice blend package which had a sauce and some vegetables too so I think that added to the flavor and sauciness a little. I added a jalapeno from the garden too and extra turmeric. Next time I'm going to try it with couscous. - 6/8/14

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