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

Additional info

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

laurabow's picture
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good quick midweek meal. I added some cubed roasted butternut squash, some garlic & wilted spinach to up the veggies.

If you think it is lacking colour add a pinch of turmeric to the rice.

amandapepper's picture
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Easy and tasty

bethemilyrichards's picture

I used cod instead of chicken, broad beans and added some fish sauce and soy - delicious and so quick and easy.

lauriemillarhotmail's picture

nice but I agree with early comments that it is a bit bland. I added lemongrass, pepper and cooked the chicken in sesame oil...which did make a difference.

fungustrooper's picture
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Turned out really well - my mum is vegetarian so I halfed the recipe and cooked two versions, this one and one with quorn pieces in place of the chicken - both turned out okay!

thea777's picture

amazing, healthy and a quick week-day dinner - YUMMY!

eleanormayo's picture
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Delicious and super easy. I also added some broccoli that needed using up.

irenemorrill's picture
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Fab midweeker, my kids loved it. I used peasinstead of soya beans!! Will be doing this on a regular basis!!!

kkulma's picture
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Well, I'm not sure if it's the recipe or my modifications, but the dish did not turn out too well. I used chicken thies and instead of soya beans - broad beans. The combination of spices worked well, but broad beans were completely bland and.. boring! Not sure if soya beans have any stronger flavour, I've never tried them, but if not.. then this dish is just average, the most.

vgoodman's picture
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fab recipe! added more soya beans as didn't look like enough, and it could have done with a little more colour but the taste was superb! Did add a little more ginger than the recipe suggested so that might have affected it!

barbaracadd's picture

To add some colour I suggest using a red pepper cut into fine strips. I used brown rice to add fibre and give me that "fuller for longer" feeling, but that takes a bit longer to cook so suggest cooking the rice first for ten minutes in the stock then adding the chicken for a further ten minutes.

wikkiwoodles's picture
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Tasted great!! Instead of ginger i used garlic and instead of the beans i used a green pepper...

catrionakitson's picture

Would frozen broad beans work with this instead of the soya beans?

sophielo's picture

@ gillibobs - you could try broccoli maybe?

gary_donoghue's picture
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Great one pan recipe, replaced the chicken with King Prawns as had enough meat over the past few weeks.

majachsa's picture

Great taste but looked a bit anaemic and bland

Obviously my presentation skills not up to scratch!

gemmaharris81's picture

Sweetcorn?

gillyhandley's picture

anybody any suggestions to replace the beans with an alternative, my kids dont like beans of any description or peas!!!

flure1's picture

Scratch that - just seen it! Serves 4.

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