Rice with chicken

Rice with chicken

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READY IN 1 h 26 mins
COOK TIME 80 mins

This is an Albanian traditional recipe called 'Oriz me mish pule' or 'Byrjan'. It can be served with bread, yogurt and salad.


  • 1 whole chicken
  • 6 small cups of rice
  • little carrot
  • little onion
  • little red pepper
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • black pepper


  • 1In a pot, boil the chopped chicken for about 30-40 minutes with a little salt (maximum heat at first, then in a medium heat).
  • 2After the meat is simmered, take the baking pan and with a little oil, carrot, onion and finely minced pepper (to taste) fry all together for 2-3 minutes. After that add the rice and also fry it with vegetables for about 3 minutes.
  • 3Finally add the water from the pot where meat was boiled (11 cups), sparkle with salt and black pepper and add the pieces of meat.
  • 4Leave it in the oven for 40 minutes in 250 degrees C (until the water drain).