Moroccan Chicken and Rice THM XO or S, Dairy-Free, Sugar-free, Keto option

Our family loves to try different types of ethnic dishes. This meal of Moroccan Chicken and Rice has become a favorite. The turmeric gives the chicken and rice a golden color and a wonderful flavor. An Instapot is a winner with this recipe as it contains any splatters of turmeric. I love it!

For the family I use Basmatic Rice which makes this meal a THM XO. For myself I use THM Rice that is made from Konjac noodles to keep my meal in an S setting. You can also use cauli-rice in this dish if you prefer.

Ghee is a great fat to use when sauteing as it has a very high smoking point. Ghee is clarified butter. I do make it when I have cream to make my own butter. Ghee will keep for up to three months at room temp if kept away from heat and light.

Turmeric is a spice that comes from the root of the turmeric plant. It is commonly used in Asian dishes. Turmeric has a warm bitter taste and is often used in curry. It is also used as a natural anti inflammatory for osteoarthritis.

Just a warning…Turmeric will stain yellow if it is spilled on a white surface.

Moroccan Chicken and Rice THM XO or S Dairy-Free, Sugar-free, Keto

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil or ghee
  • 1 cup diced onions
  • 1 cup diced plum tomatoes
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 tablespoons turmeric , I use the juice but you can also use the powdered
  • 12 chicken drumsticks
  • water
  • 3 cups Basmati or brown rice or THM Rice
  • In an Insta-Pot saute oil, onion, tomatoes, garlic, spices, and turmeric for 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Add chicken drumsticks to the Insta-pot. Add enough water to almost cover the drumsticks. Put the lid on the Insta-pot and set the pressure for 9 minutes. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Rinse the rice under cold water. When the Insta-pot in finished release the pressure manually. Remove the chicken to baking tray. Place in preheated oven to crisp the skin. Basmatic Rice: Add rice to the liquid in the Instapot. Turn on lid and set timer for 10 minutes for Basmatic and 14 for brown rice. When the Instapot is finished release the pressure manually. Place the rice and chicken in a serving dish. Serves 6-8. THM Rice or Konjac Rice: Remove 1 cup liquid from Instapot, simmer until it is reduced to half. Darin and rinse 2 packs THM Rice. Add to the reduce broth. Simmer 2 minutes. Serve with chicken. This amount of THM rice on serves 2.

The chicken is ready to be removed from the Instapot. In the picture below It is ready to go in the oven to crisp the skin. The drumsticks have a wonderful yellow color from the turmeric and gave a delightful aroma while they were roasting.

The Basmatic Rice only takes 10 minutes in an Instapot. That is one of the reasons I love my Instapot. The juice/water from the chicken cooking in it made a wonderful tasting rice.

I have two Instapots…one is an 8 quart Instapot and the other is a Ninja Foodie Pressure Cooker/Air fryer. There are days that I use both of them. Instapots keep all the splatters and mess contained since they have a tight lid. If you have a Ninja Foodie you can crisp the skin of the chicken with the air crisp feature.

My family is delighted when I serve this dish. Garden peas are a nice side to add and also a garden salad. The picture below is Basmatic Rice that I made for the family.

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Moroccan Chicken and Rice THM XO or S

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 6
Author Glenda Groff

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil or ghee
  • 1 cup diced onions
  • 1 cup diced plum tomatoes
  • 6 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 tablespoons turmeric I use the juice but you can also use the powdered
  • 12 chicken drumsticks
  • water
  • 3 cups Basmati or brown rice or THM Rice

Instructions

  1. In an Insta-Pot saute oil, onion, tomatoes, garlic, spices, and turmeric for 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Add chicken drumsticks to the Insta-pot. Add enough water to almost cover the drumsticks. Put the lid on the Insta-pot and set the pressure for 9 minutes. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Rinse the rice under cold water. When the Insta-pot in finished release the pressure manually. Remove the chicken to baking tray. Place in preheated oven to crisp the skin. Basmatic Rice: Add rice to the liquid in the Instapot. Turn on lid and set timer for 10 minutes for Basmatic and 14 for brown rice. When the Instapot is finished release the pressure manually. Place the rice and chicken in a serving dish. Serves 6-8. THM Rice or Konjac Rice: Remove 1 cup liquid from Instapot, simmer until it is reduced to half. Darin and rinse 2 packs THM Rice. Add to the reduce broth. Simmer 2 minutes. Serve with chicken. This amount of THM rice on serves 2.

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