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Bento Lunch box Recipe: Chicken Pilaf

Our yummy lunchbox recipe for you this week is Chicken Pilaf. It is always a hit and miss for me when cooking basmati rice, most of the time it turns out mushy. As my friend would say “basmati is no good when sticking to each other”

I prepared this pilaf recipe twice this week and the basmati rice was perfectly cooked. The kids love it as well, that is why they had for school lunch and more at home.

Chloe’s: Chicken pilaf, strawberries and cereal bar

chicken rice pilaf recipe

Vierte’s lunchbox: chicken pilaf, baby carrots, dried mangoes, kiwi and cereal bar

chicken rice pilaf bento lunchbox


Give it a try and let me know if your kids enjoyed this Chicken Pilaf recipe as well.

Chicken Pilaf


1 ½ cup Basmati Rice

500 g Chicken, cut to bite size

½ cup Carrots, diced

Onion, minced

Olive Oil, Level 1

2 cups Chicken Broth (or water)

3 Garlic cloves

2 tsp Arabic Mix Masala  or Bezar

Salt, to taste


1.       Wash basmati rice until water is clear, soak in water.

2.       Insert paddle in the bowl.

3.       Put oil then add chicken, onions and carrots and a pinch of salt. Close lid select STEW function, power LEVEL 3, set TIMER to 20 minutes and press Start/Stop button.

4.       After set time, open lid and remove paddle (use a silicon glove it is hot). Add basmati rice (water not included), bezar, garlic and broth. Mix well. Add salt to taste.

5.       Close lid, select STEW function, power LEVEL 4, set TIMER 30 minutes and press Star/Stop button.

6.       Once timer is done, mix pilaf and serve on a dish. Enjoy

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Hi, my name is Abigail a stay at home Mama of two LittleOnes and currently residing in Dubai, UAE since 2009. This is my little space online where I share activities, places we've been, food we enjoy and snippets of our daily expat life. ‘Cuddles and Crumbs’ is a combination of the two main things I share on this blog: cuddles (family) and crumbs (food).

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