Simple one-pot meal with ginger/curry aroma

This comforting risotto-style dish will be big hit with families, or for students who don’t have a lot of time or experience in the kitchen.

Simple and economical enough to be popular with the student crowd

Simple and economical enough to be popular with the student crowd

This comforting risotto-style dish will be big hit with families, or for students who don’t have a lot of time or experience in the kitchen.

The one-pot meal has flavours of ginger and curry to create a fragrant meal that is fast and simple to put on the table.

Chicken and Rice Pot

30 ml (2 tbsp) butter

1 onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 375 g/12 oz), cut into bite-size pieces

10 ml (2 tsp) minced fresh ginger or 2 ml (1/2 tsp) ground

10 ml (2 tsp) curry powder

175 ml (3/4 cup) basmati (or plain) rice

500 ml (2 cups) 5 per cent or 10 per cent cream

250 ml (1 cup) water

1 l (4 cups) lightly packed chopped spinach

Salt, to taste

In a large deep pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; saute for 3 minutes or until onion is softened. Add chicken, ginger and curry powder and cook, stirring often, for 3 minutes or until chicken is lightly browned. Add rice and stir to coat.

Add cream and water; increase heat to medium-high and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Stir in spinach. Cover and reduce heat to low; simmer for about 10 minutes or until rice is tender and chicken is no longer pink inside. Season with salt. Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional information per serving: 423 calories, 28 g protein, 46 g carbohydrates, 14 g fat, 2.5 g fibre, 196 mg sodium.

Source: Dairy Farmers of Canada, anydaymagic.ca