Chicken, spinach and yellow pepper rice

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By: Jenni Muir From: Good Food Live

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This recipe is classed as easy

Rating 3.10 / 5 (41 votes)

Prep time:
5 min
Cook time:
25 min

Fast and filling, this juicy, colourful and fresh-tasting combination is similar to risotto, but lighter on the palate and the hips!


1. Place the stock in a small saucepan and bring to simmering point.

2. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large saucepan. Add the yellow pepper and fry, stirring often, until the pepper has softened but not browned. Add the rice and continue cooking and stirring for 1-2 minutes, until the rice is translucent and shiny.

3. Pour the wine or verjus into the pan of rice and simmer until it has almost evaporated. Add a ladle of the hot stock to the rice and cook, stirring constantly, over a low heat until the liquid has been absorbed. Continue adding the stock to the rice a little at a time and stirring until the liquid has been absorbed, for about 17 minutes.

4. When the rice is almost done, add the chicken and the spinach leaves and stir to mix evenly. Allow to heat through for 2-3 minutes, then adjust the seasoning to taste with salt and pepper and serve hot.


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 yellow pepper, deseeded and chopped
  • 300 g plump short or medium-grained white rice
  • 150 ml white wine or verjus
  • 1-1.2 litres chicken or vegetable stock
  • 125 g chicken, cooked
  • 40 g spinach leaves
  • black pepper

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Ina2011 Ina2011  Posted 22 Oct 2011 5:20 PM

Quickly done and delicious!!

Ina2011 Ina2011  Posted 22 Oct 2011 5:19 PM

the recipe sounds nice but I dont like wine in cooking and what is vejus? Do you have to put wine in it at all there isnt many recipe that dosent have wine

karenW73056 karenW73056  Posted 23 Jan 2009 7:53 PM