Chicken, spinach and yellow pepper rice

Fast and filling, this juicy, colourful and fresh-tasting combination is similar to risotto, but lighter on the palate and the hips!
By Jenni Muir
Chicken, spinach and yellow pepper rice
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  • Serves: 4
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Effort: easy



  • 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


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.

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