It’s time for another chicken and rice post! The previous Chicken and Rice post was was shown so much love and appreciation, that I decided to make this a series with the 2 main ingredients- rice and chicken being prepared with different ingredients and flavors. In this particular recipe, the rice has a bit of flavor of it’s own and compliments the chicken beautifully. This dish has it all, the chicken with the protein, the rice with the carbs and the veggies with the turnip leaves and baby tomatoes and of course, tons of flavor. As most of my dishes, this one is an easy recipe as well with a cooking of time of less than an hour. Perfect for lunch or dinner, this one should keep you full till the next meal.
Chicken, turnip leaves and tomato gravy with flavored rice
Baby tomatoes-1 cup
Turnip leaves-1 cup
Cardamom – 7 pods
Red wine vinegar-1tbsp
Minced garlic – 2tbsps
Red chili flakes-2tbsps
1)In a rice cooker, add the rice and water along with the cardamom and bay leaves and some salt, so the rice gets cooked with the spices.
2)Cut the chicken thighs into small pieces. In a saucepan, add some oil. Then add red chili flakes, minced garlic and sauté till golden brown.
3)Add the chicken pieces to the oil and sauté them for about 10 minutes on medium flame. Add some salt, pepper, duck sauce, barbecue sauce and some water. Mix well.
4)Then add the turnip leaves and baby tomatoes and cook for 5 to 7 minutes, till the turnip leaves are wilted and shrunk. If you feel there’s excess water, then add some cornflour to thicken it, otherwise leave it. Cook on low for another 5 minutes.
5)Serve as shown with the rice. Enjoy! 🙂