Tuesday, 16 September 2008


This savoury rice dish is a all in one meal, great for parties and family get together.

  • 200g  mince
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • salt , black pepper
  • oil for frying
  • 1 or 2 chicken breast, diced
  • 1 aubergine, cut into small pieces
  • 1 onion, chopped finely
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 cup rice, washed
  • 2-3 cups of chicken stock or hot water
  • 1 cup chick peas
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2-3 tbsp parsley and dill.
First make the meatballs by  mixing the onion, mince, salt and pepper in a food processor. Shape them into little round shapes and fry them in oil on a medium heat until they are brown. Drain and set aside. Then add the chicken pieces to the same pan and sallow fry until golden. Add more oil if necessary.
When the chicken pieces are cooked add the onion,  garlic, aubergine, red pepper  and cook all together for 5-7 minutes. Then add the rice, water, chick peas, cinnamon, salt and pepper. Return the meat balls to the pan. Stir and mix well with the rest of the ingredients. Bring it to boil, then turn the heat to low and cook the rice with the lid on for 10-15 minutes or until all the stock is absorbed. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and dill just before serving.
This dish is nice if it is mushy in consistency like risotto or paella. Enjoy...

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