Wednesday, August 31, 2011
20110831 Chicken Biryani Pilau
(SOURCE: BBC Good Food - Chicken Biryani Pilau)
It was a week when I wanted to have decent meals every evening, but did not have the time to cook anything after work because of the usual 2-hour commute from work. So on the day I worked from home, I went grocery shopping and cooked up a storm in the evening. I made several one-pot dishes, so I simply had to reheat them (or microwave them if I feel really lazy) after work. As I have been craving warm food for lunch these days, I made huge one-pot dishes so there was always enough leftover for my lunch.
2 tbsp olive oil
10 chicken drumsticks (poked all over with a fork to let the curry flavor in)
1 onion, finely sliced
2 tbsp curry powder
350g basmati rice
700ml chicken stock
250g frozen peas
1. Heat the oven to 180 degree C.
2. Fry the chicken over high heat in a casserole, then lower the heat to medum and cook onions for 5 minutes. Sprinkle over curry powder, stir in rice, and pour over the stock. Bring the dish to a boil, then cover the pan and bake the dish in the oven for 30 minutes.
3. Remove the dish from the oven. Stir in peas, leave the rice to stand for about 5 minutes with the lid on. Then serve.