Wednesday, April 21, 2010

South African Yellow Rice with Baked Chicken Breast and Awards

In South Africa, the yellow rice is an ultimate comfort food for all of them here. This is the one Salad gave it in that book gifted by my Hubby, it named as " RICE SALAD WITH BAKED CHICKEN" but i did mentioned here as normal rice can also taken as Rice Salad. Here local people like this Yellow Rice cooked in Par-boiled rice, they like to have hot steaming bowl of rice accompany with Grilled chicken. This rice is available here in many forms, but we use to buy sometimes the white rice or Brown rice. My Hubby like this Yellow rice recipe very much and if i cook the white par- boiled rice it will goes well with nice spicy curries.
For our daily usage, we buy the Basmati rice cos here we don't get our ponni rice. For Me n My Hubby we get use to having the Basmathi rice for daily, if some of our friends comes to our house that time only i will cook this rice cos they don't feel complete meal without it.
Par boiled rice is good for diabetics, because the starch in it helps the body uses less insulin and also which has low glycemic index value (GI). Here, in breads itself they give low GI varieties of bread and the brown bread comes with mixed seeds. I like brown par-boiled rice which we all know its rich in fibre and low in fat, i like brown bread with mixed seeds than the white bread.
Today am going to show you the Yellow Rice cooked in Par-boiled rice with Baked chicken, this one is comfort and versatile food here for all time. This rice takes bit extra time to cook than our Basmati rice, i cook the Basmati rice in 10 mts but this rice takes about 40 mts to cook soft.


Ingredients:




1.Chicken breast piece - 1
2.Par boiled rice - 1 cup
3.Chopped Green Bell Pepper - 1/2
4.Chopped Tomatoes - 1
5.Red Chilli Powder - 1/2 tsp
6.Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
7.Canola Oil - 4 tsp
8.Salt to taste

Preparation:

1.Marinate the chicken with salt and chilli powder and keep it aside.Wash the rice nicely and keep it aside.
2.Heat oil in the pot , saute the bell peppers and tomatoes just for 3 mts in medium flame ( don't need to cook fully just mild sauteeing is fine) becos the flavours of bell peppers and tomatoes should goes with rice while cooking. If it cooked fully you don't feel the flavour of those items. 
3.Now add the washed Par - boiled rice in the pot, stir it well till the oil coats to the rice. ( This par-boiled rice process lot of starch and the cooked rice turns starchy, to avoid that sauteeing the rice in oil).
4.Follow with hot water to the rice, red chilli powder and salt.( here i didn't cooked this rice in pressure cooker so we can check the water while cooking itself).
5.Close the pot with the lid leave it to cook in medium flame it will take bit longer to cook soft n tender.
6.After the rice cooked , if you feel little bit water in the rice means just microwave it till you get fluffy rice or leave it to cook till it turns perfect.
7.Now the yellow rice is ready, bake the chicken in 350 deg F for 10 -15 mts.
8.Now the hot steamed Par-boiled Yellow rice and baked chicken is ready for nice and light dinner.


The set of Awards from My Blogger Friends


I have received these Set of Wonderful Awards from Pavi of Binge on Veg and Rumana of Spice ur Senses. I am very happy to receiving the set awards from these sweet Persons, both of them got nice blog with nice recipes Pavithra got lot of traditional south Indian recipes with nice pictures I like "Kollu Rasam" from her blog cos my amma always makes that rasam if we had cold and in winter time now am missing that rasam.
Rumana got nice space with eye candy pictures of the recipes, i like the Korean chicken gravy from her blog and she got traditional North Indian food recipes.  Thanks to both Pavi n Rumana for reminding me and for your Sweet Set of Awards.


 


















I am Passing this South African Yellow Rice with Chicken Breast for Meetha's - Monthly Mingle - South African Cuisine.

56 comments:

  1. cONGRADS DEAR ON UR AWARDS. Very happy for u.
    You are posting such lovely recipes. Really admire ur creations. How about posting more salad? When are u going to try the next salad. I am waiting eagerly to read it.
    Rice looks very yummy. Parboiled rice, cannot believe it.

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  2. Haiii!!! Suhaina,,thanks for ur lovely words dear and am soo happy u r asking about salads, you don't believe it, this is one kind of salad gave it in that book dear the same recipe nobody take it as salad thats y i didnt specified as salad here dear,, but this one i tried it from that salad book..

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  3. This is quite interesting dear. Rice salad. I am amazed.

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  5. This recipe looks lovely and i love chicken very much...

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  6. Coongrats on your awards! You deserve them. Love your yellow rice. I cook this often too. Tumeric is good for health.

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  7. Hi sathya, how are you doing? yellow rice looks so delicious with chicken, perfect complete meal one can ask for....Nice to know so many dishes from south africa...thanks for sharing sathya, and congraz on all your awards as well..hope u get lots and lots more

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  8. Haiii!! to Rumana, Mary and Sushma,,thanks for ur comments dears..actually that rice dish is Salad from my hubbby's gifted book dear and here everybody hv food as same process ,,so i mentioned as SA food..

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  9. Very well congrats for getting those awards...Yellow Rice and Baked chicken looks yummy..I have already tasted in my office canteen, it was delicious.

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  10. But very nice rice dish with less ingredients, so easy and yummy

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  11. wow....a new rice dish for me....amazing

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  12. wow..thats looks delicious yar..thx for sharin!neva tried before..african dish..wud lov to give a try

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  13. Lovely and yummy recipe, Congrats on your awards.

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  14. Congrats on the Awards Dear!

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  15. lovely and yummy recipe,Congrats on your awards.

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  16. வாழ்த்துகள்...சூப்பராக இருக்கின்றது யெல்லோ ரைஸ் & சிக்கன்...

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  17. Congrats on your awards Dear:-)

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  18. Um yum yum yum yum yum! I'll munch the kozhi and rice! This is so great! Though I'm restricted from eating chicken, I simply want to 'labak' the contents on the plate! Hee hee! ^.^

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  19. Congrtas Sathya on all thw awards...

    Rice and chicken looks yummilicious...Great recipe...

    Love
    KS

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  20. Haaaiii!!!! to Devi, Soma, Subhie and Valar,,,thanks for ur sweet words on my rice recipe dear,,sure do try this at ur home n enjoy the complete meal.

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  21. Haiiii !!! to Uma, Divya, Geetha, Nithu, Nandhini and Kairali sisters,,, thanks for ur wonderful comments dears...

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  22. Sathya, congrats dear on receiving so many awards. u deserve them. Good to see so many South African recipes on ur blog. Not many Indian bloggers are doing that.

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  23. Congrats on your awards...Chicken and yellow rice a great combo..Looks YUMM.....

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  24. Rice and chicken looks delicious Sathya and Congrats on winning awards.

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  25. Sathya udane veetuku varalam'nu irruken yenna solluringa..yellow rice and baked chicken paathathume pasikuthu..yumm!!

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  26. yellow rice and baked chicken sounds like a very delicious combo. i never had it, but i can tell i'll love it. congrats on the awards!

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  27. Yummylicious combo..Love baked chicken..
    Congrats on all your awards Sathya :-)

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  28. Hey sathya
    congrats for the awards... u r deserving!
    loved the yellow rice recipe... im a vegeterian..
    B
    http://sizzlinspice.blogspot.com

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  29. Am drooling over your pic Sathya! Your rice salad with baked chicken looks so so delicious..and congrats on your awards :)

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  30. Congrats for the awards sathya. I never had yellow rice and baked chicken. your pic is so mouthwatering.

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  31. looks great...delicious and really nice. Congratulations on your beautiful awards

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  32. Sathya,

    Yellow rice and chicken looks good. Congrats on your awards

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  33. Congrats on the awards dear...both the rice and chicken look awesome, so delicious. Thanks for the tip about parboiled rice too :)

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  34. Congrats on all your awards Sathya. Wishes to get many more. Nice recipe - yellow rice with baked chicken looks delicious.

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  35. Congrats on the awards, Sathya! Never had this combo, but I'm sure it must be delicious!

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  36. Dear Sathya,Congratulations on your awards.I have some awards to share with you too.Please collect them from my blog.

    http://kiranjay.blogspot.com/2010/04/drumstickmunagakaya-curryhealthy-and.html

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  37. gal u re in full swing of South Africa! Good i never knew this food!

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  38. Thanks for your lovely comments sathya, am sure you ll love it too...and thanks for commenting on orkut as well...do upload some of your snaps too...wanted to c you both ..

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  39. lovely rice dish...romba super!!!

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  40. Oh thats fine sathya, send it at your own convenience ...so not posting any recipe today?

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  41. ya even i feel lazy when its cold and feel like sleeping the whole day...thats y i type and save recipes in my draft before itself...

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  42. k then ill make a move, have to go to my aunts place, c ya soon, take care sathya, keep smiling and have a nice day..will come back and be online later..bye..

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  43. I love that this dish is both simple and delicious. The color on that rice makes it all the more appetizing.

    Congrats on your awards!

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  44. Haiiii!!!! to Kshipra, Sabhi, Priya, PJ and Madhuri,,thanks for ur wonderful words dear..sure do try this yummy n healthy recipe n enjoy with ur family..

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  45. Haiiii!! to Gulmohar, Mini, B, Yummy team and Krishnaveni,,thanks for ur sweet comments on my recipe..

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  46. Haiii!!! to Swathi, Aquadaze, Gita, Padma and Kiran,,thanks for ur kind words on my recipe dear..

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  47. Haaiii to Cham, Meena, Maya and Joanne,,thanks for ur wonderful n sweet comments dears..

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  48. sathya.the southafrican yellow rice with baked chicken looks so delicious.perfectly cooked rice.and the baked chicken rombha tasty..feel to have both.nice combination.usually we use basmati for these kind of rice recipes.parboiled is also good .
    here we are using the parboiled for our regular rice .its almost same size as our kerala kuthari..funny right
    congrats on ur awards sathya

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  49. What a great meal and congrats on the awards!

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  50. Haiii!!! to Rani, Simply Life n Preety n thanks for ur beautiful words on my recipe dears..

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  51. wow yummy rice , nice recipe...n chicken id it is awesome combo...yumm

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  52. Congrats on ur awards Sathya !! nice to know some SA recipes, baked chicken is perfect with this yellow rice.

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  53. Congratulations on your awards and sharing another delicious South African recipes.
    My blog celebrated Africa Day with a collection of recipes from across the continent. I would love your thoughts. http://www.caseyangelova.com/2010/05/lets-celebrate-africa-day-2010.html

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