#27: Burkina Faso – Chicken w/ Fat Rice

How many chicken and rice dishes can one person make as part of a cook the world project? A lot, so it seems. In my research, it seems like a lot of countries, particularly in Africa, Central and South Americas, have their own take on chicken with rice. The general technique is usually pretty similar, particularly in Africa. This dish hailing from Burkina Faso is very similar to the Joloff Rice that I made a few months earlier. The spice blend is a little milder and you mix the chicken directly into the rice, as opposed to enjoying it as a side dish. But all things considered, these two dishes were very very similar. But if you like a little less heat, this may the better option. But this recipe didn’t do much for me. Recipe pulled from the Foreign Fork blog: https://foreignfork.com/fat-rice/

Overall Level of Effort: 2

Skill Level: Beginner

Would Make It Again? No

Additional Notes: From what I’ve seen thus far, the more exciting chicken rice recipes include bone-in chicken that have been marinated. I think the shortcut of just cubing chicken breast and putting it in this rice didn’t do this dish any favors. Also, it’s important to note that I think traditional Chicken w/ Fat Rice is more about Chicken Fat Rice (not the size of the grain, but moreso about using chicken fat to enhance the flavor). I didn’t choose that recipe and while I think the former might have been a bit better, either way this was not a favorite.

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