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Pilau (from Trinidad) Recipe

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Beth Almack


1/4 c. ketchup
1 tsp. garlic salt
1/2 tsp. basil or 1 tsp. Italian seasoning for basil and oregano
1/2 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. lime juice
salt and pepper
3 chicken breast halves, boneless, skinless
3 T. olive oil
1/4 c. brown sugar
1 1/3 c. rice
4 T. soy sauce
2 2/3 c. water
1/2 can pigeon peas (Guandules Verdes Ė in the intíl foods section at Carrefour and Hipercor)

Cut raw chicken into bite-sized pieces. Combine all marinade ingredients and marinate chicken for a few hours before cooking. When ready to cook, heat oil and brown sugar in large saucepan. Cook until the sugar is burned (it separates from the oil and turns a darker color). Take off the heat and immediately add the chicken and all the marinade (be careful, it splashes). Return to the heat and cook chicken for a few minutes until no longer pink on the outside. Add dry rice. Stir well and cook for a few minutes, stirring. Add soy sauce and stir. Add water. Stir. Bring back to a boil, then reduce heat to low and cover. Cook on low for 35-40 minutes, or until the water is absorbed and the rice is cooked. Add drained pigeon peas and warm through (5 minutes). Serves 3-4




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