Good flavor. I did not have cardamom pods so used ground. I loved the lentils. The rice took longer to cook than the recipe indicates which resulted in the chicken drying out some. I will grill the chicken next time, and add it at the end.
Chicken and Basmati Rice Pilau with Saffron, Spinach, and Cardamom
Robinl929 Posted: 01/08/09
cookieamity Posted: 09/05/11
I thought this turned out very well! I love all of the flavor :)
JustinaD Posted: 01/17/12
The husband and I really enjoyed this. He thought it was "restaurant quality." I would have liked a little spiciness, I think. Chicken thighs around here are 1/4 lb, so I used 6 and made it 6 servings to lower the overall calorie count a bit. Also, couldn't find blanced almonds in the store and didn't take the time to blanch them myself. The plain "natural" almonds were still quite tasty with the butter. I used a dutch oven because my extra large skillet doesn't have a lid. Will use a little oil next time, as it was quite tough to clean.
Cuddlymom Posted: 04/30/13
Unde-rspiced but a nice combination of textures. My husband and son liked it and can't wait for the leftovers. It was a nice change of pace. Some cumin seed sauted with the chicken would have given a little lift.
CatieIrishRose Posted: 06/08/14
This is a great recipe! The dish is full of flavor. I used an organic Moroccan saffron I purchased from Amazon, which enhanced the flavor of the dish. If you are interested, you can check it out here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JX1QZRO. Thanks! Keep these great recipes coming!