Cheesy chicken and rice casserole
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr

A leftover one pot meal easy to make and can be adapted to your family's liking.

Course: Main Course
Servings: 6 people
Author: Amira
  • 2 Tablespoons oil.
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots.
  • 1/3 cup diced onions.
  • 2 cups basmati rice.
  • 1 cinnamon stick.
  • 3 cardamom pods.
  • 3 cloves.
  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste.
  • 3 cups boiled water.
  • 1 cup frozen peas optional.
  • 3 chicken strips about 300gm, cut into bite size pieces.
  • 4 hot dogs cut into pieces.
  • 8 oz mozzarella cheese more if you would like it.
  1. In a deep bowl, soak rice in cold water for 20-30 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in a large oven proof pan over medium-high heat add carrots and stir. Keep stirring until the carrots turn dark orange this will take almost 3 minutes.
  3. Add diced onions and cook for another 2 minutes.
  4. Add cinnamon, cardamom and cloves, stir for a minute to get the flavors out.
  5. Drain rice and wash thoroughly then add to the pan and stir.
  6. Add boiled water, salt then cover and let it cook for 15 minutes.*
  7. Just 5 minutes before it is completely cooked add the peas if using.
  8. preheat oven to 350F.
  9. Turn off the heat, arrange chicken strips and hot dog pieces on top then sprinkle mozzarella cheese.
  10. Pop in the oven until cheese melts or turn the broiler on for a golden top.
  11. Serve with more veggies on the side.
  12. Enjoy!!
Recipe Notes

* Time and water depends on your rice type.