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Thai Style Chicken Biryani (Khao Mok Gai)

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  • Serves:

    4

Ingredients

  • ½ cup (120 ml) plain yogurt
  • 2 shallots, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) ginger, chopped
  • 4 chicken thighs, with skin and bones
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) curry powder
  • 1 tbsp (5 ml) turmeric powder
  • 1 ½ cups (360 ml) jasmine rice, raw
  • 3 green cardamom pods, whole
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 ½ cups (600 ml) chicken stock
  • 3 tbsp (45 ml) vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) salt

Directions

  1. In a mixing bowl, add yogurt, turmeric, curry powder, salt and chicken.
  2. Mix together until the marinade is a bright yellow color and the chicken is completely coated.
  3. In a Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat.
  4. Add shallots, garlic and ginger and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add chicken and excess marinade to the Dutch oven, and cook for 5-6 minutes.
  6. Add stock and bring to a simmer.
  7. Add rice, cinnamon stick, bay leaf and cardamom and stir well.
  8. Bring to a simmer once again, cover and reduce heat to medium low.
  9. Cook for 20-25 minutes, or until rice is tender and has absorbed all the liquid.
  10. Remove from heat and let rest for 5-6 minutes.
  11. Serve equal amounts of chicken and rice in individual bowls.
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