Chicken, edamame & ginger pilaf

Chicken, edamame & ginger pilaf

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 17 mins


Serves 4
Make this healthy rice pot for a mid-week supper - crammed with fibre and vitamin C

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal436
  • fat9g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs52g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre3g
  • protein32g
  • salt0.5g
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  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • thumb-sized piece ginger, grated



    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely sliced
  • 3 skinless chicken breast, 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


  1. 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.

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Comments (49)

sophielo's picture

@ gillibobs - you could try broccoli maybe?

gary_donoghue's picture

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!

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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.

flure1's picture

How many does this serve?

tartanlove's picture

Sally, you should be able to find soya beans in frozen section of supermarket.

sallymoonbeam's picture

Just made this and it's absolutely delicious. I just wish that it was easier to find edamame/soya beans.


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