Shawarma Rice

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Servings 
Serves 4

As a change from the norm, I sometimes love having chicken shawarma over rice as opposed to rolled up in a pita. This is a must-try recipe!

Ingredients for Chicken
500 gm
boneless chicken breast, cut into even sized cubes
1 tsp
chilli powder
1 tsp
cumin powder
1/2 tsp
turmeric powder
1/2 tbsp
ginger paste
1/2 tbsp
garlic paste
1 tsp
tandoori powder OR paprika powder
1 tbsp
lemon juice
2 tbsp
oil
2 tbsp
yoghurt
1 tsp
salt
Ingredients for Rice
2 cups
rice, washed 2-3 times then soaked for half an hour
2 1/2 cups
chicken/stock or water
2 tbsp
oil
1 tbsp
butter
1
small onion, finely chopped
1/2 tsp
garlic paste
1
cinnamon stick
2
cloves
1
cardamom pod
1
green chilli, chopped
1/2 tsp
turmeric powder
1/2 tsp
cumin powder
1/4 tsp
black pepper powder
1/4 tsp
cinnamon powder
salt to taste
1 tbsp
chopped coriander
Extra Ingredients
Garlic sauce or plain yoghurt.
(recipe for garlic sauce in instructions below)
Pepper sauce
(recipe in instructions below)
Chips/Fries
ou will also need salad/lettuce or cabbage, cucumbers (fresh or pickled), tomatoes and onions, all finely sliced.
Instructions 

First, prepare the chicken. 

Marinate the chicken cubes in the  ingredients preferably overnight or for at least 4 hours.

Skewer them and grill until tender. You can dab a bit of oil on the pieces as they grill. Do not over-cook them, they should be ready within 10-15minutes. Make sure you turn the skewers several times if you’re grilling on a bbq grill to ensure all sides are evenly cooked. If baking under an oven grill, set the temperature at 200 C, bake for 10 minutes per side or until slightly charred.

Remove from the skewers, chop into smaller chunks and keep warm.

Next, prepare the rice.

Heat the oil and butter in a pan, add the onions and fry until translucent. Lower the heat then add the garlic paste, green chillis and all the other spices. Careful not to let them burn. Stir for a few seconds and add the water/stock. Allow to simmer, add salt and adjust to your taste.

When the water starts boiling, drain your rice (which should have been pre soaked for about half an hour) and add this rice to the stock. Sprinkle a bit of coriander on this, and stir a little. Let this cook on high heat for 2-3 minutes then reduce the heat to medium and keep cooking it whilst covered until the water diminishes, giving it a stir every now and then to make sure all the rice is cooked evenly and perfectly.

Once you find there is very little water left in the rice, reduce the heat to the lowest point possible. Seal your pan by using a tight lid or wetting a kitchen towel and placing it over the pan then placing a lid on top of it.

Leave the rice to continue steaming on very low heat for a good 10 mins. Switch off, open the pan and fluff the rice up.

Serve the rice with chicken shawarma, accompaniments of your choice and you can drizzle some pepper sauce over it to add depth of flavour to the meal.

Here are the accompaniment recipes:

Garlic Sauce

Pepper Sauce

Enjoy! 


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yum yum yum.... will try soon INSHALLAH

yummy recipe.I'll try.

Yummmmmy, noted will try by Allahs grace

Looks very yummy... I'll defn try it.

vl try insha allah.jazakallah

Can v fry chicken? I don't have grilling stuff.

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Yes that is fine.

Trying this today. Hope it'll turn as beautiful as yours :)

There is a salad that normally is served on a shawarma plate..with feta and beans and other items .. there is a special middle eastern spice they use. can you give us a recipe for this salad.. it always looks yummy..

asalam alkm i am new here i would like to join u thankyou

Slms wanted to know dat do we have to make sm gravy wth chicken as bth grilled chicken n rice are dry items....nd do we put the sauces on the rice r chips

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam, the sauce that is served is normally sufficient. And yes you pour it on the rice and chips.

How do you grill at home?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Using a charcoal grill.