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Rice with Chicken and Sour Cherries

Makes: 6 servings
Prep 25 mins Cook 35 mins
Rice with Chicken and Sour Cherries
  • 2 2/3  cups  water
  • 1 1/3  cups  short- or medium-grain white rice
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 12  ounces  skinless, boneless chicken breasts or thighs, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon  pepper
  • 1  small onion, finely chopped (1/3 cup)
  • 1  tablespoon  cooking oil or olive oil
  • 2  tablespoons  margarine or butter
  • 1 1/3  cups  dried tart cherries
  • 1  tablespoon  sugar
  • 1/4  teaspoon  ground saffron or turmeric
  • 2  tablespoons  hot water
  • 2  tablespoons  chopped pistachios and/or slivered almonds
  •  Fresh chive sprigs (optional)
  •  Snipped dried tart cherries (optional)

1. In a medium saucepan bring water, uncooked rice, and the 1/2 teaspoon salt to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand, covered, for 5 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, sprinkle chicken with the salt and pepper. In a large nonstick skillet cook onion in hot oil until tender. Add chicken and cook for 4 to 5 minutes or until no pink remains. Transfer chicken and onion to a bowl; set aside.

3. In the same skillet melt the margarine or butter over medium heat. Press half of the cooked rice evenly in skillet using the back of a greased spoon. Cook, uncovered, without stirring, for 8 minutes or until brown and crispy on bottom.

4. Meanwhile, add remaining cooked rice, the 1-1/3 cups cherries, and the sugar to the chicken mixture; toss to combine. Spread mixture over top of the rice. Dissolve saffron or turmeric in hot water; drizzle the saffron or turmeric mixture over top. Cover and cook for 5 minutes or until heated through.

5. Carefully invert onto a serving plater. Sprinkle nuts on top before serving. Garnish with chives and additional tart cherries, if desired. Makes 6 main-dish servings.

Nutrition Facts (Rice with Chicken and Sour Cherries)
  • Servings Per Recipe 6,
  • cal. (kcal) 571,
  • Fat, total (g) 14,
  • chol. (mg) 45,
  • sat. fat (g) 3,
  • carb. (g) 86,
  • fiber (g) 3,
  • pro. (g) 23,
  • vit. A (IU) 1506,
  • vit. C (mg) 1,
  • sodium (mg) 516,
  • calcium (mg) 30,
  • iron (mg) 4,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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