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Coconut Fried Rice with Vegetables and Chicken

Coconut fried rice

Coconut Fried Rice is a mixture of coconut-flavored cooked rice with chicken and vegetables. In the end, you get a combination of beautiful colors, wonderful taste, and a pleasant smell.

Coconut fried rice
Coconut fried rice

How is the Coconut Fried Rice cooked?

The cooking process can be divided into three parts: cooking the chicken, cooking the rice, and mixing all the ingredients.

Coconut fried rice
Coconut fried rice

Preparing the chicken

For this recipe, I start by preparing the chicken. First, I clean the chicken by removing all the skin and washing them. Then I add salt, white and black pepper, and my spice mixture; I combine them all together. The spice I use in this recipe is a mixture of basic spices I use in most of my recipes. You can find the recipe for that spice mixture here. Then, I let the chicken marinate for at least 2 hours.

After marinating the chicken, you can either roast or fried the chicken. If you choose to roast, you just need to place the chicken in a baking tray, spray oil over it, and place it in the oven. Bake it at 200℃ until well cooked from the inside out. If you choose to fry the chicken instead, you need to boil it first until soft and tender. Then you need to heat the oil in a pan and deep fry the chicken.

Cooking the rice

While you are preparing the chicken, you can also start cooking the rice. You need water and coconut milk to cook the rice. To give a taste to the rice add salt, curry leaves (optional), and bay leaves.

Mixing all the ingredients

When the rice is ready, you can now start mixing. For that, you prepare all the ingredients ready. When all the ingredients are ready, you can start mixing. For more details, please follow the instructions below.

Coconut fried rice

Coconut Fried Rice with vegetables

Coconut Fried Rice is a mixture of coconut-flavoured cooked rice with chicken and vegetables.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine African
Servings 6 people

Ingredients
  

Cooking the meat

  • 1 kg chicken
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp green seasoning recipe available in this blog

Cooking the rice

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 5 cups Basmati rice
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp curry leaves
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • salt to taste

Mixing vegetables and cooked rice

  • 3/4 cup oil
  • 2 onions
  • 3 fresh tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp green seasoning
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp white/black pepper
  • 500 g mixed vegetables
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste

Instructions
 

Preparing the meat

  • Remove the skin from the chicken and wash it. Add salt, black pepper, and green seasoning to the chicken. Combine them well and let marinate for at least 2 hours.
  • Now, you can either roast or fry the chicken. If you choose to roast, you just need to place the chicken in a baking tray, spray oil over it, and place it in the oven. Bake it at 200℃ until well cooked from inside out.
  • If you choose to fry the chicken, you need to boil it first until soft and tender. Then you need to heat the oil in a pan and deep fry the chicken.

Cooking the rice

  • Pour water into a pot together with coconut milk, and let it boil. Monitor the cooking, and make sure the rice is not overcooked, it should be fluffy.
  • Meanwhile, wash the rice and add it to the water. Then add salt, curry leaves, coconut oil, and bay leaves and let it cook on medium heat. From time to time open the pot and check if you need to add more water. When done remove from the heat and set it aside.

Mixing vegetables and cooked rice

  • Heat oil in a big pot on medium heat. Add onion, and simmer for about a minute. Then add chopped tomato, tomato paste, and salt. Stir and let it simmer for a while.
  • Add the green seasoning, mixed vegetables, black pepper, and curry powder. Combine all together, add a small amount of water or stock (about 100ml).
  • Let the mixture cook under low heat until the vegetables are cooked. Remember to stir regularly.
  • Taste the mixture to see if you need to add more salt or pepper. Then add the cooked rice and combine them well altogether. It is ready to be served with the chicken.
Keyword chicken, Coconut, fried rice, Vegetables

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