Chicken and Basmati Rice Pilau with Saffron, Spinach, and Cardamom

Chicken and Basmati Rice Pilau with Saffron, Spinach, and Cardamom
Photo by Photography: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cups warm fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • ½ cup fresh orange juice (about 1 orange)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 4 cardamom pods, lightly crushed
  • ½ cup blanched almonds
  • 1/8 teaspoon saffron threads, crushed
  • + 10 more ingredients
    • ¾ cup dried lentils
    • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
    • 2 teaspoons chopped peeled fresh ginger
    • 2 cups vertically sliced onion
    • 1 ½ cups uncooked basmati rice
    • ½ teaspoon grated orange rind
    • Cooking spray
    • 1 cup shredded carrot
    • 10 skinless, boneless chicken thighs (about 1 1/4 pounds)
    • 1 (6-ounce) package fresh baby spinach, coarsely chopped

Cover rice with cold water. Let stand for 20 minutes. Drain and rinse the rice with cold water. Drain.Sort and rinse lentils. Place lentils in a small saucepan; cover with water to 2 inches above lentils. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 20 minutes or until almost tender. Drain.Heat a large n...

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