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  • Writer's pictureKourtney

5 Easy Recipes Using What You Have on Hand: Chicken, Basmati Rice and Spinach

  • Chicken and Spinach Basmati Rice Bowl: Cook 1 cup of basmati rice according to package instructions. While the rice is cooking, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add 1 diced chicken breast and cook until browned. Add 1 minced garlic clove, 1 teaspoon of ground cumin and 1 teaspoon of paprika, and cook for an additional minute. Stir in 2 cups of spinach and cook until wilted. Serve the chicken and spinach mixture over the cooked basmati rice.


  • Spinach and Chicken Basmati Rice Casserole: Cook 1 cup of basmati rice according to package instructions. In a separate skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat. Add 1 diced chicken breast and cook until browned. Add 1 minced garlic clove, 1 teaspoon of ground cumin and 1 teaspoon of paprika, and cook for an additional minute. Stir in 2 cups of spinach and cook until wilted. In a casserole dish, layer the cooked basmati rice, chicken and spinach mixture, and 1 cup of shredded cheese. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees F.


  • Creamy Spinach and Chicken Basmati Rice: Cook 1 cup of basmati rice according to package instructions. In a separate skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat. Add 1 diced chicken breast and cook until browned. Add 1 minced garlic clove, 1 teaspoon of ground cumin and 1 teaspoon of paprika, and cook for an additional minute. Stir in 2 cups of spinach and cook until wilted. Stir in 1/4 cup of heavy cream and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes. Serve the chicken and spinach mixture over the cooked basmati rice.


  • Lemon and Herb Chicken and Spinach Basmati Rice: Cook 1 cup of basmati rice according to package instructions. In a separate skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat. Add 1 diced chicken breast and cook until browned. Add 1 minced garlic clove, 1 teaspoon of ground cumin and 1 teaspoon of paprika, and cook for an additional minute. Stir in 2 cups of spinach and cook until wilted. Stir in 1 tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice, 1 teaspoon of dried oregano, and 1 teaspoon of dried thyme. Serve the chicken and spinach mixture over the cooked basmati rice.


  • Spinach and Chicken Basmati Rice Pilaf: Cook 1 cup of basmati rice according to package instructions. In a separate skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat. Add 1 diced chicken breast and cook until browned. Add 1 minced garlic clove, 1 teaspoon of ground cumin and 1 teaspoon of paprika, and cook for an additional minute. Stir in 2 cups of spinach and cook until wilted. Stir in 1/4 cup of toasted slivered almonds and 1/4 cup of raisins. Serve the chicken and spinach mixture over the cooked basmati rice.

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