Its really handy to have some left over rice in fridge sometimes. We can make different types of rice dishes from leftover rice. This is one way of doing it. Instead of making with raw chicken you can always use the left overs from a roast too.
Adding lots of vegetables in to this dish makes it more colour full.
This recipe will serve 4 people. Cut 300 g chicken thigh fillets in to small pieces. Take about 4 cups of cooked left over rice. For sauteing chicken prepare several inches ginger , several cloves of garlic, one large onion sliced, some curry leaves , or parsley and some green chillies.
Grate some carrots, cut some beans,cabbage, leeks and some capsicums. Prepare 1 teaspoon curry powder, pepper, and some chilli powder to the taste. Add some oil in to a pan and leave it to be hot.
Add the sliced onion, garlic and herbs and fry well. Add the chicken and stir fry really well.
After ad the vegetables and stir fry well about one to two minutes. After add the rice.
Stir the rice well. Add soy sauce and the tomato or chilli sauce and mix well. Serve hot.
Barley pilaf is a well balanced hot meal for a cold winter. If you soak the barley before hand its so simple and easy to cook. If not it will take too long to cook. Meanwhile cook the chicken and prepare the other ingredients.
You can prepare the ingredients the day before and assemble everything together when you need. I always prepare the veggies and get ready for the busy week nights.
I used 250 g Barley for this recipe. Add some water to the barley and leave it to soak. After wash and drain all the water and add some water to cook the barley.
Cook 250g chicken after seasoning with salt and pepper in a bit of oil .
After stir frying the chicken leave aside and prepare the ingredients for stir frying. I use done medium size carrot,, one white part of the leek, about 1 cup of cabbage and several leaves of kale or any veggie to add green to the pilaf.
Cut some onion , garlic and some ginger. Add some oil in to the pan and fry until translucent.
Add the prepared vegetables and some spices to your taste & stir fry well.
After stir frying about one minute add the chicken and barley on to it and stir fry well.