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Saffron & Spinach Chicken Pilaf

Saffron & Spinach Chicken Pilaf

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Prep Time

20 min

Cuisine

Middle Eastern

This sunny-hued pilaf is spiced with saffron, cardamom and turmeric and finished with sweet sultanas and a dollop of garlicky yoghurt. Fresh spinach is folded through just before serving for colour and taste. So easy, so deliciously satisfying... and 3 of your 5-a-day! (Gluten-free, suitable for coeliacs).

Prep Time

20 min

Cuisine

Middle Eastern

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Ingredients
For 2 people (double for 4)
Onion
1 brown onion
Sultanas
30g sultanas
Saffron-(pinch)
1 pinch of saffron
garlic-clove
1 garlic clove
British diced chicken 2
250g British diced chicken breast
turmeric
1 tsp ground turmeric
Baby-spinach
120g baby leaf spinach
Natural-yoghurt
80g natural yoghurt †
Carrot
1 carrot
chicken stock cube (new 5/18)
1 chicken stock cube †
Cardamom-pod-(3)
3 cardamom pods
basmati-rice
130g basmati rice
You Will Need
Butter, pepper, salt

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 brown onion
  • 1 bag of sultanas (30g)
  • 1 pinch of saffron
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 250g British diced chicken breast
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 120g baby leaf spinach
  • 1 natural yoghurt pot (80g)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 Knorr chicken stock cube<span class="strong">†</span>
  • cardamom pods
  • 130g basmati rice
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 529 kJ
125 kcal
2138 kJ
504 kcal
Fat
of which saturates
1.4 g
0.6 g
5.5 g
2.5 g
Carbohydrate
of which sugars
19.5 g
4.6 g
78.6 g
18.7 g
Fibre 0.8 g 3.1 g
Protein 9.6 g 38.7 g
Salt 0.64 g 2.6 g
*Gousto’s nutritional information only applies to ingredients supplied by Gousto. The cooking process and additional ingredients added at home (listed under “What you’ll need”) will affect total values.
Ingredients contain
1 brown onion
brown onion
1 bag of sultanas (30g)
sultanas, sunflower oil
1 pinch of saffron
saffron (100%)
1 garlic clove
garlic
250g British diced chicken breast
chicken breast fillet (100%)
1 tsp ground turmeric
turmeric(100%)
120g baby leaf spinach
spinach
1 natural yoghurt pot (80g)
Organic whole milk natural yoghurt (100%) (milk)
1 carrot
carrot
1 Knorr chicken stock cube
Salt, potato starch, vegetable fats (palm, shea butter, sal butter), yeast extract, sugar, chicken fat (2%), chicken (1%), spices (turmeric, pepper CELERY seeds), flavourings, onion powder, maltodextrin, lemon juice powder, parsley, caramel syrup, antioxidant (extracts of rosemary).
cardamom pods
cardamom pod
130g basmati rice
basmati rice
Allergens
  • Allergens highlighted by † (milk, celery)

In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.

Cooking Instructions
Instructions for 2 people (double for 4)
1 Saffron & Spinach Chicken Pilaf

Boil a kettle

Peel and finely dice the brown onion[s]

Crush the cardamom pods open by squashing them with a knife

2 Saffron & Spinach Chicken Pilaf

Heat a large, wide-based pan (preferably non-stick) with a lid with a large knob of butter over a medium-low heat

Once hot, add the diced onion, crushed cardamom pods and ground turmeric with a generous pinch of salt and cook for 3-4 min or until the onion is starting to soften

3 Saffron & Spinach Chicken Pilaf

Meanwhile, dissolve the chicken stock cube[s] in 300ml [600ml] boiled water then add the saffron – this is your saffron chicken stock

4 Saffron & Spinach Chicken Pilaf

Increase the heat to medium and add the diced chicken breast

Season with a generous pinch of both salt and pepper and cook for 2 min

5 Saffron & Spinach Chicken Pilaf

Stir the basmati rice and sultanas into the pan

Add the saffron chicken stock to the pan, reduce the heat to low and cook, covered, for 15 min or until the water has absorbed and the rice is cooked

6 Saffron & Spinach Chicken Pilaf

Meanwhile, peel and finely chop (or grate) the garlic

Combine the chopped garlic and natural yoghurt in a small bowl with a pinch of salt – this is your garlic yoghurt 

Top, tail, peel and grate the carrot[s]

Wash, then chop the baby spinach roughly

7 Saffron & Spinach Chicken Pilaf

Once the rice is cooked, stir the chopped spinach through until it's wilted from the heat

Once wilted, remove the pan from the heat and stir through the grated carrot – this is your saffron chicken pilaf

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