Chicken, edamame & ginger pilaf

Chicken, edamame & ginger pilaf

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(45 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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briony wood
17th Jan, 2016
need to mention wear gloves when handling ginger and chilli's! hand were burning for hours after i made this!!!!
11th Jan, 2016
This recipe is incredibly easy. I always forget how easy, until I come to cook it again and think "is that it?!" I've made this recipe lots of times now, and I don't change a thing, it has just the right amount of chilli and ginger for me. I use soya beans, as that's what's available at my supermarket. I'd never had them before, and they're very nice, not dry like broad beans.
14th Apr, 2015
As per previous comments I doubled the ginger & chilli & also added garlic. Also added 2 tsp of garam masala and used a mixture of broad beans and peas. Overall result was very tasty. Nice flavours, quick and easy, will definitely do again.
2nd Apr, 2015
Tasty lunch for 2 adults and two under fives. added frozen spinach with the endame (soya) beans and started with some ready prepared sofrito as well as onion, Very tasty - would up the chilli ginger etc for adults only.
29th Nov, 2014
This has become a firm favourite in our house! Quick, healthy and delicious. I use a mixture of chicken thighs and prawns, double the amount of ginger, add some garlic and use frozen peas as haven't managed to fine edamame beans. Highly recommend as a mid-week meal.
29th Sep, 2014
I enjoyed it, wasn't particularly special but for a mid-week meal was quick, easy and tasty
14th Aug, 2014
It was edible. But I found it rather bland and lacking in much taste. Disappointing.
17th Feb, 2014
I really enjoyed this recipe, it was quick, easy and tasty.
22nd Jan, 2014
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.
7th Jan, 2014
Lovely quick mid week meal that is tasty and filling. Made it with brown rices and didn't take much longer than stated time.


briony wood
25th Aug, 2016
Why can't this be frozen?
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