Monday, September 01, 2008

Baked Moroccan Chicken Rice

Every Sunday, AR will cook dinner. We started this about 2 months ago and I'm loving it. Before that, I'm in charge of meals everyday of the week except for Saturday lunch which can be tiring. Hence, I really appreciate (and loveee) his offer to prepare dinner on Sundays.

One afternoon, he emailed me:


Dear, I would like to have chicken rice on Sunday but I also want to try something different. What's easy, quick and different?

My reply:

Wow, that's a hard one. Let me search for some ideas for you....

So from that, I had a quick look at and found this recipe. It fits the bill! It's easy and it's.... a different version of chicken rice!!!!!


(See how wet the rice was? I would prefer to have put 1.5 cups of stock rather than 2.5 cups)

Baked Moroccan Chicken Rice (serve 4)
3-4 pieces of chicken thigh cut in smaller pieces
1 tablespoon of olive oil
Moroccan seasoning (be generous)
1/4 cup of berry jam (the original recipe called for apricot jam)
1 onion chopped (Not sliced!!!)
peas/green beans/capsicum
2 cups of rice
1.5 cups of stock (changed frm 2.5 cups of stock)
lemon wedges

1) Preheat oven to 200C.

2) Combine olive oil, Moroccan seasoning and jam in a bowl. Coat chicken with it.

3) Wash rice and put in a oven proof dish. Pour 1.5 cups of stock on it. Place veges on top of rice followed by chicken. Sprinkle more seasoning ontop of the chicken.

4) Bake for 30 minutes or so.

5) Serve with lemon wedges.


Life for Beginners said...

I love it! Nasi Ayam from Morocco! :D

The chicken should be real tender from baking, no? :)

Mochachocolata Rita said...

wow i always love chicken rice and this one pot dish sounds goooooddd

The Caked Crusader said...

those chicken chunks look so inviting. Why did I look at your site when I still have an hour till lunchtime????

Jin Hooi said...

This chicken rice looks so good!!! And .. hehe.. may be i should get Steve to cook for me every sunday.. hah.. thanks for the idea

Dhanggit said...

Oh Daphne dear you make me gain weight just by staring at this!! its scrumptous!

noobcook said...

woah your chicken rice is exotic and full of flavours ... Have never tried Moroccan seasoning b4, sounds great!

mikky said...

hey, this looks like a great meal... something different... :)

Kevin said...

I like the sound of baking everything in a single dish. The juices from the chicken would drip right onto the vegetables and the rice.

Wandering Chopsticks said...

I think AR should cook at least 3 times a week. After all, there are 7 days. ;)

Piggy said...

ths is very similar to the "chicken rice" dish that I have in Saudi, looks yummy. :-)

SIG said...

Such a lovely gesture. I would appreciate that, but mine will not in this lifetime. :P Er... maybe a fried egg??!

daphne said...

kenny- now that u put it that way...

mocha- lazy daphne/AR! haha

caked crusader- coz i look at your cakes before my lunch time? hehehe.

jin hooi- oops.. haha. hope your hubby wont mind! LOL.

mikky-yeah! somethign different.

kelvin- That's really true. Just like traditional chicken rice.

Wandering chopsticks- I wish dear!

Piggy- ooo.. tell me more!

Sig- haha.fried egg is good! Better than nothing. =)

tigerfish said...

Wet rice = morrocan mui fan?! :P

Dee said...

Very very nice! Very :)

Jude said...

yum. moroccan seasonings are great. The recipe looks like it's so easy to make! A complete meal in one bake.

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