Cranberry and Chicken Pilaf – Festive Recipe

veeteeCranberry and Chicken Pilaf – Festive Recipe : Savour the mouth-watering flavors in every bite. This pilaf is delicious and an absolute star of your meal. Cooked using Veetee Basmati Rice for that extra special and quick results.Cranberry and Chicken Pilaf - Festive Recipe Rice dishes are our absolute favorite for a quick meal or a special event and this ‘Cranberry and Chicken Pilaf – Festive Recipe‘ is studded with delicious and gorgeous cranberries to give you that instant festive feel. It’s a great combination of flavors with crunchy cranberries and melts in your mouth chicken and every bite give you that warm festive feel. I recently came across Veetee Rice which has 2 minutes microwavable ready rice called ‘Dine In’ and it definitely was my O M G moment. Can you imagine cooked fluffy rice in 2 minutes !!! I had to give it a try and was absolutely shocked by the amazing results. You not only get the cooked rice in 2 minutes (microwave – nothing to be added) but they come in 11 different varieties to choose from – Now we are talking, right ?veetee-basmati-rice-pictureAnd with this rice, my recipe was done and served on the table in under 20 minutes. I just cooked the chicken with spices and cranberries and just mixed in the veetee basmati rice (cooked in microwave). Now, I used the basmati rice to make this recipe, however, you can pick and choose from any 11 of these flavors:

  • Long Grain Rice
  • Basmati Rice
  • Basmati & Wild Rice
  • Wholegrain Brown Rice
  • Thai Jasmine Rice
  • Wholegrain Brown Rice & Quinoa
  • Red Beans & Rice New Orleans Style
  • Chicken Flavor Rice
  • Golden Vegetable Rice
  • Pilaf Rice
  • Spanish Style Rice

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Cranberry and Chicken Pilaf – Festive Recipe

5 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

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1 Packet Veetee Basmati Rice

1 Cup Cranberries - fresh or frozen

2 Cups Chicken Mince

1 Tsp Ginger+Garlic Paste

2 Large Onions - thinly chopped

1/2 Cup Fresh Cilantro - chopped

1/4 Cup Almonds - thinly chopped

2 Tbsp Raisins - optional

1/2 Cup Oil - for making pilaf and sauteeing onions.

Spices for the Pilaf

1 Bay Leaf

3 Cloves

3 Green Cardamom

1 Cinnamon Stick

1 Tsp Garam Masala

Red Chili Powder - as per taste

Salt - as per taste


  1. In a large pan, heat oil and add the chopped onions.
  2. Fry till onions turn slightly brown and crisp (takes 6 minutes on medium flame).
  3. Remove 3 Tbsp cooked onions and keep aside.
  4. Now add the spices and saute the mixture.
  5. Add ginger+garlic paste, stir everything together and cook for 3 minutes on medium heat.
  6. Add minced chicken and saute everything together.
  7. Cover the pan with lid and let everything cook over low heat for 7 minutes (stir every 2 minutes or till chicken is cooked).
  8. Heat the Veetee Basmati Rice as per instructions.
  9. Add the cooked rice to the cooked chicken and gently mix everything together.
  10. Stir in the cranberries, almonds, raisins and cover cook for another 3 minutes (medium heat).
  11. Turn off the heat and transfer to a serving bowl.
  12. Decorate with fried onions, cilantro and nuts.
  13. Serve Fresh.
Cuisine: Indian | Recipe Type: Entree
94 cal
1 g
21 g
2 g

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13 Replies to "Cranberry and Chicken Pilaf - Festive Recipe"

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    Eileen Kelly October 15, 2016 (11:40 pm)
    I love the recipe and the giveaway! I buy Veetee rice regularly! I am never disappointed!
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      Molly Kumar October 16, 2016 (5:57 am)
      That's great Eileen. The rice is really good and so easy to make. Thanks for visiting :)
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    Sara | Life's Little Sweets October 16, 2016 (12:49 am)
    Entered! This recipe looks so yummy!
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    Dotty J Boucher October 16, 2016 (3:21 am)
    This dish looks amazing! and thanks for the chance here, @tisonlyme143
  • comment-avatar | Krystallia Giamouridou November 17, 2016 (7:48 pm)
    I wish we were at the same neighbourhood! Love Indian cuisine... and since we are not neighbours :D I will check more recipes on your blog in order to learn more tips and tricks of yours about cooking wonderful Indian food. Namaste!
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      Molly Kumar November 20, 2016 (4:31 am)
      Aweee, that would be AWESOME to stay in the same neighbourhood and share all the yum food :) I', so glad you like Indian Food and look forward to you trying my recipes. Thanks for visiting :)
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    ma November 21, 2016 (11:39 am)
    I love cranberry and chicken! This dish looks perfect and will certainly have to give it ago ...great work!
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    Michelle Ferrand November 21, 2016 (4:10 pm)
    What a great idea to use that rice! This looks delish!
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