Rice and Bean Bowl with Chicken, Plantains and Pikliz

Rice and Bean Bowl with Chicken, Plantains and Pikliz

  • Preparation 1 h
  • Cooking 30 min
  • Servings 4

Pikliz is a spicy pickled vegetable relish, and it definitely adds a powerful punch to this hearty Creole-inspired rice bowl.

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Ingredients

  • Pikliz

    • 2 cups (170 g) green cabbage, thinly sliced on a mandoline
    • 2 green onions, cut into a fine julienne
    • 1 carrot, cut into a fine julienne
    • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and cut into thin strips
    • 1 small Scotch Bonnet chili pepper, seeded and finely chopped
    • 3 tbsp (45 ml) white vinegar
    • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Rice

    • 1 small onion, finely chopped
    • 2 tbsp (30 ml) vegetable oil
    • 1 can (14 oz/398 ml) red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
    • 2 cups (500 ml) chicken broth
    • 1 cup (210 g) long grain white rice, rinsed and drained
    • 1 clove
    • 1 thyme sprig
  • Lime Mayonnaise

  • Bowl

    • 2 ripe plantains, cut diagonally into slices 1/2 inch (1 cm) thick (see note)
    • 3 tbsp (45 ml) vegetable oil
    • 1 lb (450 g) chicken cutlets
    • 1 tsp sweet paprika
    • 1/2 cup (15 g) cilantro leaves
    • Lime wedges, for serving

Preparation

  • Pikliz

  • Rice

  • Lime Mayonnaise

  • Bowl

  • Assembly

Note from Ricardo

You can replace the plantains with regular bananas that are still slightly green.

Personal Note