Chicken, edamame & ginger pilaf

Chicken, edamame & ginger pilaf

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(33 ratings)

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 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


  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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25th Oct, 2012
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 .
19th Sep, 2012
I found 600ml of stock too much. Next time I will water it down slightly.
3rd Sep, 2012
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!!
31st Aug, 2012
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.
26th Jul, 2012
Really delicious! I added more ginger and chilli for a bit more of a kick! A real triumph and so quick.
27th Jun, 2012
Amazing! Really nice, cheap and healthy. Plus it was quick and easy to make, everyones a winner! :)
15th May, 2012
yum, very tasty, and very easy to make. A new favourite
11th May, 2012
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.
7th May, 2012
Easy and tasty
21st Mar, 2012
I used cod instead of chicken, broad beans and added some fish sauce and soy - delicious and so quick and easy.


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