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

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