Rice Bhuteko (Rice Stir-Fried with Chicken, Nepali Style)

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This is a rice stire-fried with chicken and vegetables in Nepali spices, a party favorite.

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  1. In a frying pan, heat butter.
  2. Add dried red chilies and turmeric; fry for 15 seconds.
  3. Add garlic, ginger, and fresh chilies.
  4. Fry for another minute or so.
  5. Add chopped onion and red bell pepper; cook until lightly brown.
  6. Add chicken pieces, sugar, salt and pepper.
  7. Stir fry five minutes.
  8. Add rice, yogurt and toasted cumin seeds.
  9. Cook until all the liquid is absorbed and rice grains separate.
  10. Garnish with chopped scallions.
  11. Serve with sekuwas and bhutuwas.
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sounds really good, i will give it a go!

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Very interesting! Sweet and cuminy! I wussed out on the chile peppers (just used 4 dried Tabasco chiles) but I wish I'd put in the fresh chiles. I used medium-grain brown rice, and the grains never really separated out. Long-grain rice would work better, and I think basmati would taste great with this. Tofu in place of the grilled chicken would be good, too! If I make it again I'll add the bell pepper later; by the time the onions were browning, the pepper had lost a lot of its color and flavor, and in the end it was too mushy for my taste.