Chicken, edamame & ginger pilaf

Chicken, edamame & ginger pilaf

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 17 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Make this healthy rice pot for a mid-week supper - crammed with fibre and vitamin C

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
436
protein
32g
carbs
52g
fat
9g
saturates
1g
fibre
3g
sugar
4g
salt
0.5g

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • thumb-sized piece ginger, grated
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely sliced
  • 3 skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 250g basmati rice
  • 600ml vegetable stock
  • 100g frozen edamame / soya beans
  • coriander leaves and fat-free Greek yoghurt (optional), to serve

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Method

Heat the oil in a medium saucepan, then add the onion, ginger and chilli, along with some seasoning. Cook for 5 mins, then add the chicken and rice. Cook for 2 mins more, then add the stock and bring to the boil. Turn the heat to low, cover and cook for 8-10 mins until the rice is just cooked. During the final 3 mins of cooking, add the edamame beans. Sprinkle some coriander leaves on top and serve with a dollop of Greek yogurt, if you like.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, January 2012

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stephen51's picture
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I really enjoyed this recipe, it was quick, easy and tasty.

Enjay's picture

This really was incredibly bland. I added extra ginger, garlic, chilli & lime, but still an incredibly boring dish. We're trying to lose weight after the xmas excesses, but this just left us desperate for flavour.

AyshaC's picture

Lovely quick mid week meal that is tasty and filling. Made it with brown rices and didn't take much longer than stated time.

Thegingercook's picture

A really quick, easy, healthy tasty meal, made it a few times now. Even my 3 year old loves it!

Gordon Ramsay's picture

I have cooked this many times. Really easy to do and very tasty too. A great easy and healthy mid week meal. It's so easy I reckon even Jamie Oliver could manage it. You never know you might end up seeing it in one of his cook books!

ppp-99's picture
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Very fresh and light and easy to make. A Lovely mid-week meal! Would make again. I served this with olives and corriander yoghurt.

loraorla's picture
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Really tasty. I made it to serve two but kept 1 whole chilli and a big thumb of ginger.

marieb1's picture
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Quick, simple, only a few ingredients and really tasty. I didn't include coriander as I didn't have any and left out the yoghurt too through choice. I used Quorn pieces rather than chicken. Will make again for sure.

stephlynn_usa's picture
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The flavour in this dish was amazing. It was even amazing the next day cold! I used brown rice instead, and cooked it in chicken stock for 15 minutes before adding the chicken, then added a bit more water to keep the rice from drying out. I also used only a tiny bit of red chilli, as it's quite hot. I think next time I would add fresh squeezed lime juice over the top!

*I also grated a large clove of garlic in with the ginger.

stephlynn_usa's picture
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The flavour in this dish was amazing. It was even amazing the next day cold! I used brown rice instead, and cooked it in chicken stock for 15 minutes before adding the chicken, then added a bit more water to keep the rice from drying out. I also used only a tiny bit of red chilli, as it's quite hot. I think next time I would add fresh squeezed lime juice over the top!

fayemarie's picture

Cooking this on saturday. Hope its lovely xxx

marywilliams's picture

You could try an Asian grocer/supplies shop for the soy beans; sometimes frozen from China. Otherwise frozen broad beans, or small fresh broad beans. Also very tender stringless green beans or sugar snap peas might work.

wickets's picture

could not find soya beans anywhere , when I asked I just got strange looks. Used a red pepper with mushrooms and found the dish very tasty , although it was a bit gingery so maybe i used too much .

vbuxton's picture
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I found 600ml of stock too much. Next time I will water it down slightly.

cjayshore's picture

Really nice - I too used brown rice so just needed an extra few minutes in the pan. Was quite salty as I over seasoned not taking veg stock into account - be aware those who are sometimes heavy handed with the seasoning!!

jaqmartin's picture
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This is very tasty. I loved it and it was easy to make. I bought an edamame mix from the deli counter because I couldn't find any from Ocado's frozen section. It was better because it had a few other bits in it and a bit of flavoured oil. Yum - will make this a tea time favourite.

pottle's picture
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Really delicious! I added more ginger and chilli for a bit more of a kick! A real triumph and so quick.

jontricker's picture
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Amazing! Really nice, cheap and healthy. Plus it was quick and easy to make, everyones a winner!
:)

jennypiccolo's picture
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yum, very tasty, and very easy to make. A new favourite

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