Chicken, carrot and nut pilaf

Chicken, carrot and nut pilaf

A colourful and flavourful one pot meal that is perfect for the whole family. This easy to make pilaf is simply delicious with mixed nuts giving it added taste and texture.

  • Recipe serves:4
  • Preparation Time25 Minutes
  • Cooking Time15 Minutes


  • 500g cooked chicken, diced
  • 225g basmati rice, soaked
  • 1 Knorr Chicken Cube
  • 20g Astra
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 large carrot, grated
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 4 cardamoms
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 1” pieces of pandan leaves
  • 450ml water
  • 1 cup almond and cashews
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh coriander to garnish


  • Melt Astra in a pot. Add the onion, garlic and pandan leaves and sauté till fragrant. Then, add the carrots and cooked chicken and mix well.
  • Add the soaked, well drained rice, mustard seeds, cumin seeds along with the Knorr Chicken Cube and water. Mix well and bring to boil. Cover with a lid and reduce flame. Cook till rice is fluffy.
  • Mix in the nuts and the ground coriander. Season to taste and sprinkle some chopped coriander leaves on top. Serve hot.
  • Chef’s Tip:

    Add chicken pieces while cooking for a meatier pilaf.