Chicken/okra/ with peas and rice

Name, Surname:
Jasmine Awune; 42, from Liverpool with Nigerian origin

I choose this dish because it is my favourite and I enjoy the cooking and preparation of this dish. The memories connected to this dish was the very first time I had cooked chicken and rice and the first attempt to cook this dish and the end result turned out well. It is a pleasure to prepare and cook this recipe, every time it turns out well and tastes different. This dish is cooked depending on different seasonings and ingredients.

Difficulty Level
Difficulty Level I

How much does it take to prepare it?
30 min

How much does it take to cook it?
30 min

Cooking utensils What are the necessary tools for cooking the dish?
2 pans (one large, one small), sharp knife, metal spoon, tea spoon, one bowl

People For how many people?
6 people

Ingredients List of ingredients with quantity.
1 kg basmati rice
1 tin of peas
1 bunch of fresh thyme
Pinch of salt
4 tablespoon of paprika
4 cloves og garlic
2 slices of ginger or 2 tbps of ginger powder
2 tablespoon of coriander
1 tin of coconut milk
Cayanne pepper to taste
1 tin of tomatoes
1 Scottch bonnet pepper
100 g okra

Chop vegetables, onion, pepper, okra. Wash chicken and then season with paprika, curry powder, garlic, ginger and coriander. Place 5 tablespoons of oil in the pan and then add the chicken.

Fry and seal the chicken for 5 minutes, add onion pepper garlic and ginger. Fry for ten minutes. Reduce heat from high to medium, add 1 cup of water and simmer for 20 minutes. Add tomatoes and coriander and a teaspoon of salt to taste.

Place lid on the pan and simmer for a further 20 minutes. Lighly boil the okra separate in a pan. Wash the rice to get rid of starch. Place 3 ½ cups of water above the rice, then add black eyed peas or kidney beans.

Add coconut milk, thyme and a pinch of salt to the pan. Bring it to boil until little air holes appear in the rice, then reduce heat to low temperature. Place lid on top of the pan and steam rice for a further 10 minutes.

Serve rice with chicken and okra.

Practical tips and secrets Any secret to make the recipe tastier?
For this dish practical tips would be season cubes. They add a delicious flavour.

Healthy tips Which health diseases can this dish help to combat?
Pepper is good for immune system and okra and onion are good for the stomach.
Seasonal tips and secrets Which season is the best time for having the dish? Why?
Autumn-winter, as pepper and curry are great to warm the body inside.

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