Healthy rice dish cooked in a broth prepared using a mix of exotic blend of Indian spices, chickpeas and chicken. Guaranteed great flavours and tastes with each mouthful.

Rice And Chickpea Pilaf - RECIPES - AceNuwara - Nature's Finest Gifts


  • 3/4large pieces (200g) Chicken breast, diced
  • 3/4cup (140g) AceNuwara Red Basmathi Rice
  • 1.5cups (135g) Tomatoes, diced
  • 0.5cups (120g) Chicken broth, reduced sodium
  • 4cups (120g) Spinach
  • 1medium (110g) Onions, sliced
  • 3/4cup (100g) Chickpeas
  • 2tbsp (27g) Olive oil
  • 2cloves (6g) Garlic, chopped
  • 0.5tsp (3.2g) Salt
  • 1tsp (2.4g) Garam masala
  • 1tsp (2.0g) Ground cumin seed
  • 2tsp (1.2g) Ground coriander seed


  • Rinse, strain and cook the red basmati rice in a rice cooker. The ratio of water to rice should be 2:1. After cooking, leave the rice to cool for at least 10 minutes.
  • Heat up olive oil in a saucepan/pot and add chicken, onion, garlic, spices and salt. Stir fry for 10 minutes until the onion turns light brown.
  • Add cooked rice, chickpeas, tomatoes and chicken broth. Boil everything over high heat, and then simmer for 5 minutes to allow the rice to absorb the flavour.
  • Stir in the spinach, cover and stand for 5 minutes for the spinach to be cooked.
  • Serve the dish hot.

Nutrient Info.

(Per Serving)

  • Low GI: 43
  • Energy: 409kcal
  • Carbohydrate: 56g
  • Protein: 22g
  • Fat: 11.6g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5g
  • Cholesterol: 37mg
  • Sodium: 270mg
  • Dietary Fibre: 6.8g

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