Chicken and Basmati Rice Pilau with Saffron, Spinach, and Cardamom

  • Robinl929 Posted: 01/08/09
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    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.

  • cookieamity Posted: 09/05/11
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    I thought this turned out very well! I love all of the flavor :)

  • JustinaD Posted: 01/17/12
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    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
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    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
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    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: Thanks! Keep these great recipes coming!


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