Chicken, Carrot and Dried Currants Rice Pilaf

As I’m off on a three weeks’ vacation, ; I’ve decided to use the opportunity to re-post a few of the very first posts in this blog, that didn’t get much attention back then.

I hope you’ll enjoy these posts and please accept my apologies for not commenting on your posts as often and not answering your comments promptly.

Tasty Eats

Chicken, Carrot and Dried Currants Rice Pilaf Ronit Penso

“Pilaf” is a dish in which Rice is cooked with vegetables and meat, to create an “all in one pot” meal.
There are many different versions of this dish all over the Middle East, Turkey, Greece, Armenia, Uzbekistan, India and more. Each version comes with its different spices, types of meat and vegetables used.
The following is a pilaf that I have prepared for a client of mine, who wanted a lower fat version of a traditional Armenian Lamb Pilaf. I have used chicken instead of lamb, and the result it tasty and fragrant, and at the same time much lighter than the original. The dish is great for entertaining, with a simple green salad on the side.

* Do not be tempted to use chicken breast instead of the thighs, as the result will be too dry.
* I’ve used McCormick’s’ Garam Masala Spice Mix, which contains coriander, black…

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19 thoughts on “Chicken, Carrot and Dried Currants Rice Pilaf

  1. Nancy says:

    It seems I’m a little behind somehow…this post ended up in my spam folder! So glad I found it today…looks wonderful, Ronit! Lazy Monday’s like this I sure wish you were my personal chef. :) With a pilaf as delicious as this, I could make a meal out of it!

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