This one-pot chicken and rice dish flavored with Moroccan seasonings like ginger root, allspice and turmeric is a great way to bring new and interesting flavors to your table tonight! The texture of the long-grain and aromatic flavored Carolina® Basmati Rice complements the chicken and spices perfectly.
In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden.
Add garlic, ginger and chicken and sauté for 5 minutes, or until the diced chicken is no longer pink in the middle. Stir in the allspice and a pinch of saffron or turmeric, if desired, rice and chicken broth. Bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in lime juice.
Transfer to a serving dish and garnish with cilantro.
Looking for an interesting way to spice up your routine and take a break from the typical Arroz con Pollo or paella flavors? Bring the bold flavors of North Africa to your dinner table tonight and take your family on an adventure without leaving the kitchen.
Make your own Moroccan-inspired spice blend by combining ginger root, garlic, allspice and saffron or turmeric. Finish off your dish with squeezed lime juice and freshly chopped cilantro. For an additional Moroccan touch, add in raisins or chopped dates to the rice with the lime juice.
To give this rice dish the best texture, we recommend a long grain rice like Basmati because when cooked the granules stay separate without becoming compact. There is also a special aromatic flavor that Basmati Rice gives off when cooked that adds a nice additional flavor to the dish.
The best part about this Moroccan spiced chicken and rice dish is that you can make it all in one pot, meaning no piles of dishes to clean up later. Use just one skillet to prepare this dish!