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Smoked Chicken Rice Croquette With Chakalaka

Smoked Chicken Rice Croquette With Chakalaka

  • Serves: 1
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Prep time:
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    300ml Milk
    200g Spekko Long Grain Parboiled Rice
    20g Butter
    1 Onion, chopped
    1 Smoked chicken breast, shredded
    1 Egg
    50g Pecorino cheese, grated
    Salt and pepper
    120g Cornflake crumbs
    Olive oil, for frying

    For the chakalaka
    15ml (1 tbsp) Oil
    1 Onion, chopped
    2 Green chillies, chopped
    3 Cloves garlic
    15ml (1 tbsp) Curry powder
    1 Green pepper, finely chopped
    2 Carrots, finely grated
    1 X 410g Can tomato puree
    1 Chicken stock pot
    2ml (½ tsp) Sugar


    1. Bring the milk to the boil. Add the rice, lower the heat and cook for 25 minutes, stirring from time to time.
    2. Melt the butter in a frying pan and fry the onion without allowing it to brown. Pour the rice into a mixing bowl. Add the shredded chicken, onion, egg, pecorino and seasoning. Mix well.
    3. Roll the mixture into small balls and roll them in crumbs. Keep in the fridge for 30 minutes.
    4. Heat the frying oil in a pan. Immerse the rice croquettes in the oil for 2 minutes. The croquettes should be nicely browned. Drain on kitchen paper and serve hot with chakalaka.
    5. To make the chakalaka, heat the oil in frying pan over medium heat, add the onion, chilli and garlic and sauté until the onions are soft.
    6. Add the curry powder, green pepper and carrots cook for 3 minutes. Add tomato puree, stock and sugar, simmer for 5 minutes or until slightly thickened.

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