All aboard! Next stop the Cajun Station, aka Flavourtown aka you're not going to believe you whipped this dish up yourself; it's that delicious. Do we sound a little over excited? It's only because this rice bowl is full of tasty treats, from Cajun chicken to sweet, colourful roasted veggies. Perfection, really.
Cajun seasoning(May be presentGluten)
Greek yoghurt(ContainsMilkMay be presentGluten, Tree Nuts, Soya)
water (for the rice)
salt (for the rice)
water (for the yoghurt)
salt (for the veggies)
Preheat the oven to 220°C/200°C fan-forced. Cut the peeled pumpkin into 2 cm chunks. Slice the red capsicum into 1 cm strips. Cut the zucchini into 2 cm chunks. TIP: Cut the veggies to the correct size to ensure they cook in the allocated time. Thinly slice the spring onion. Peel and crush the garlic.
Place the pumpkin, red capsicum and zucchini on the oven tray lined with baking paper. Drizzle with olive oil and add the salt (for the veggies) and a pinch of pepper. Toss to coat and roast on the top shelf of the oven for 20 minutes, or until tender.
While the veggies are cooking, melt the butter in a medium saucepan with a drizzle of olive oil over a medium heat. Add the garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes, or until golden and fragrant. Add the basmati rice, water (for the rice) and salt (for the rice) to the pan and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to low. Simmer, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes, or until the rice is tender and all the liquid has been absorbed. Cover with a lid to keep warm.
While the rice is cooking, slice the chicken breast into 1 cm strips. In a medium bowl, combine the chicken strips, Cajun seasoning and a pinch of salt and pepper. TIP: Use less of the seasoning if you're sensitive to heat! In a medium frying pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil over a high heat. Once hot, add the chicken and cook, stirring, for 4-5 minutes, or until lightly browned and cooked through.
In a small bowl, combine the Greek yoghurt, the water (for the yoghurt) and a pinch of salt and pepper.
Divide the garlic rice between bowls and top with the Cajun chicken and the roast veggies. Spoon over the yoghurt drizzle and sprinkle with the spring onion.