14 September 2006

Chicken with Curry Rice

This is a traditional Bulgarian dish, which my Mum has spiced up with curry powder.

1 large onion, coarsely chopped
2-3 tbsp water
250 g mushrooms, cut in 1 cm cubes
2 dl rice
4 dl water
2 chicken breast fillets, each cut in 3 -4 smaller pieces
salt, pepper and curry powder
a little oil for frying

Brown the chicken in the oil lightly to seal it and place in deep baking dish.
In the same oil, fry the onion. Add a couple of tablespoons of water, this will prevent the onion from burning.
When the onion i soft, add the rice, stir well, to get it coated with the oil, then add the 4 dl water. Bring to the boil and let simmer until all liquid has been absorbed.
Add the mushrooms, salt, pepper and curry powder to taste and stir well.
Cover the pieces of chicken with the rice mix, add a bit more water if it looks too dry.
Cover the baking dish with aluminium foil and bake in a pre-heated oven at 200 degrees C/ gas mark 6 for 30-40 minutes.

This dish can be frozen.

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