Moroccan Style Arroz con Pollo
Cuisine: Fusion
Author: George Duran
This Latin-Fusion dish combines the traditional Rice with Chicken dish with Moroccan flavors using sweet paprika, cumin, ginger, coriander, raisins, and olives!
Ingredients
  • sweet paprika 2 teaspoons
  • ground cumin 2 teaspoons
  • ground ginger 1 teaspoon
  • ground coriander 1 teaspoon
  • ground pepper ¼ teaspoon
  • salt 2 teaspoons
  • olive oil 3 tablespoons
  • bone-in chicken thighs 8
  • large onion 1
  • garlic cloves 6
  • medium or long grain rice 1½ cup
  • golden raisins 1 cup
  • kalamata olives 1 cup
  • chicken stock 3 cups
  • bay leaves 2
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • parsley or cilantro for garnish
Preparation
  1. Mix first 6 ingredients in a large bowl and combine with 2 Tbsp. olive oil.
  2. Pat chicken thighs dry and coat evenly with spices in bowl.
  3. Heat your IMUSA silicone Caldero on medium-high heat and add 1 Tbsp. of olive oil.
  4. Cook both sides of each chicken thigh until golden brown, remove and set aside.
  5. In the same IMUSA Caldero, sauté the onions and garlic until soft, about 2-3 minutes.
  6. Mix in rice, raisins, olives and chicken stock.
  7. Add bay leaves and nestle each chicken thigh on top of rice. Allow to come to a simmer, cover and cook on low for 30 minutes.
  8. Remove from heat and sprinkle lemon juice on chicken and rice. Serve two thighs on top of rice and garnish with chopped parsley or cilantro.
Recipe by IMUSA at http://www.imusausa.com/moroccan-style-arroz-con-pollo/