North African flavored rice cooked with chicken. From The Essential Rice Cookbook. You will need a casserole dish that can be used on the stove top as well as in the oven. A dutch oven works perfectly. A large, deep cast iron or cast aluminum skillet would also work provided it is entirely metal (no plastic handles) and you have a lid (again, no plastic). If you do not have stove-top safe casserole dish, you may use a frying pan for steps 3-6. In step 6, omit the chicken. In step 7, transfer to a large kettle. In step 8, transfer to a regular casserole dish, place the chicken on top of the rice, then proceed as directed.