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The chicken basmati rice with hazelnut and parsley is loaded with protein, fiber, B vitamins, and vitamin E, and vitamin A, and much more. This dish is not only delicious, but very easy and quick to prepare.


Some Health Benefits of Basmati Rice


First, basmati rice is a tradition of South Asia, so it is cultivated in India and Pakistan. Basmati rice is low calories and a wonderful flavor delicious.

Nutritional value of Basmati rice

Basmati rice contains calcium, potassium, zinc, selenium, copper, and manganese, as well as iron, folate and biotin.


Benefits of Basmati Rice


1- It is loaded with Fibre


Basmati rice is considered the best rice varieties packed with fibre, which can helps to keep the food low on the glycemix index, and for the digestive health.


2- Promotes Healthy Bones


Basmati rice is a good source of manganese, a mineral powerful antioxidant and for your body’s metabolism, as well as manganese can help to promote healthy bones and prevent osteoporosis.


Health Benefits of hazelnuts

Nutritional value of Hazelnuts


Hazelnuts are a great source of vitamins, minerals such as copper, manganese, iron, zinc, and vitamin E, as well as, a rich amount of omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids.


1- Good for heart health


Hazelnuts are rich in unsaturated fats, so eating nuts can helps reduce LDL cholesterol in the blood, which reduces the risk of heart attacks.


2- Reduce the risk of Cancer


Hazelnut are packed with antioxidants compounds, vitamin E and manganese, which can help reduce the risk of cancer.


Other Benefits of hazelnuts

  • Decrease blood fats levels
  • Improve blood sugar levels
  • Control Blood pressure
  • Decrease inflammation



Delicious Chicken Basmati Rice with Hazelnut and Parsley


Yield: 4 Persons

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

Level: Easy




300g chicken breasts, cubed

1 cup of chickpeas (soaked overnight, cooked and rub as many of the skins as possible)

2 cups basmati rice

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon of butter

1 medium diced onion

1 clove garlic, minced

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 cup of hazelnut, halves

Water or chicken broth





1- In a saucepan, heat oil with butter, add onion, garlic, and chicken. Add a bit of hot water and allow to simmer on medium heat till chicken starts to tender.

2- Add basmati rice, chickpeas, and cinnamon, stir all together.

3- Add hot water or chicken broth and allow to simmer; cover and cooking until rice is tender.

4- Serve with hazelnuts over and parsley.


Nutrition Facts with Chicken Basmati Rice with Hazelnut and Parsley



Serving Size: 1 serving


Calories                                         280

Cholesterol                                     65mg

Protein                                            17g

Fats                                                 9g

Carbohydrates                               34g

Potassium                                     610.4mg

Vitamin A                                     20.4%

Vitamin B-6                                  36.1%

Vitamin E                                      20.4%

Folate                                            17.6%

Copper                                          10.5%

Iron                                                13.9%

Manganese                                     21.4%

Selenium                                        33.3%



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