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Basmati Rice With Tequila Sauce, Chicken By Deborah Bala

Basmati rice with tequila sauce.
Morning Aunty Eya, here is the presentation i told you about. First of all sorry I didn't take pictures I had lots to do that Saturday and no time for pictures. 

Two things inspired me to make this meal, 
No1. A dinner in a Chines restaurant with family and
family friends, the food was so tasteless and bland, in short i was even more upset when i saw the bill, I was angry with myself because i know that i could do better with little money. 

No2. My favorite programme, chopped on food network, the Judges judge based on presentation, creativity and taste, have seen lots of wonderful chefs chopped because of presentation so i decided that i was going to take my time to make the dish presentable ( some people eat based on what they see) when i was done, i was surprised the food tasted good, it was superb. 

Hubby and all that ate enjoyed it and i also enjoyed the accolades i received. 

INGREDIENTS: 
TOMATOES,  ONIONS, GREEN PEPPER, RED PEPPER, GARLIC, CHOPPED CHICKEN BREASTS, OLIVE OIL, SALT, MAGGI, TEQUILA, BASMATIC RICE, MUSHROOMS,(OPTIONAL)

PROCEDURE:
get 3 or 4 fresh tomatoes with tatase and atarodo (if you want it to be pepperish) blend them together with a little garlic depending on whether or not like garlic. pour the paste into a pot and allow to boil until the whole water is out, then fry the paste with a little bit of olive oil, add spices to taste.

In another pan, chop the chicken breast into cube sizes, chop some garlic and pepper add a little bit of salt and maggi and stir fry the chicken breast with little olive oil till it is half done. pour the stir fried chicken into the paste add little water add your tequila to your required taste, i put about 3 to 4 covers of the tequila.

Allow to boil put your vegetables into the sauce and leave for about 2 minutes. turn off the gas and your sauce is ready.
 To decorate the plate, i made salad with lettuce base and some mushrooms.
i then served the dish with croissant and apples, my own little dessert and appetizer. 
ENJOY!
Basmati rice with tequila sauce, chicken
MORE RECIPES BY DEBORAH BALA:

  1. Dodo gizzard with white rice
  2. Miyan taushe soup
  3. Basmati rice with gravy

Comments

  1. Anonymous6/11/2013

    Sauce looks good.

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  2. Deborah,you've become a proffesional chef finish o! This looks really nice. By the way,I totally love chopped too.

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    1. Yahhhh Team food network Chopped!!!! U ladies re doing real great. Tanks babes for shearing. Much love to all d women in d house. My friend stainless brought me to dis blog and am really enjoying myself. Chy chy.

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    2. still on the way ooo , yeah team food network! totally love chopped, then cake boss.

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    3. Wow. Those are my favorites. Chopped and Cake boss.
      Nice presentation. Looks yummy.

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  3. Nawaoo this is serious.look at the way Debby arranged the food. Even if its the Last supper.lolz
    Nice one Debby,looks yummy.

    ~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA3310

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    1. thanks bona, thats my new style, presentation!

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  4. Anonymous6/11/2013

    Wow,pls invite me for lunch now,I live in kd(wink wink)

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  5. Tequila?.....nah thanks. i'd rather drink the teqiula after my meal.

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    1. yeah! the remaining tequila was finished by the men.

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  6. this looks uber good, pleasing to the eyes and yummy. Nice one Debbie.

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  7. Anonymous6/11/2013

    Nice one but next time add a little dark soy sauce to it, chinese always use it in making there sauce. It will give it that rich dark red and lovely taste.

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    1. okay, thanks. i actually have it at home, donno why i didnt use it. will do next time. thanks

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  8. nneoma6/11/2013

    Please na, teach me how to properly mould rice and other foods like eba into shapes as this. Mine keeps falling outta place. I use d hot dish +slightly greased deep plate technique, just wouldn't shape right.*coversface*

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    1. i hardly make eba, my swallow is mostly semovita and tuwo. i use calabash to mould those. for the rice i have little aluminum bowls i use for moi moi, i just use a brush to rub little oil then i put the rice i make sure it is full and press it down with the cover, then turn it over on the plate. if anyone has another technique would love to learn.

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    2. This looks just like a photo from food network itself! Very professional-looking. Well done Deborah.

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  9. Deborah this looks so good! You try wella! God bless you for sharing...

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    1. Btw, is that chicken on the side or bread rolls?

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    2. thanks ahdaisy! its croissants and wheat bread rolls.

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    3. Ok, did you make those ones yourself too? I like ur emphasis on presentation.

      Ah! Them go take! #ChallengeAccepted!

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    4. I didn't make it myself, am not that good with baking. I bought it and microwaved it.

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  10. Anonymous6/11/2013

    Wow debby dats a nice one u did.kudos,,,pls can I have ur email?

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    1. It's her house address I want sef. #MouthWatering

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    2. ahhhh! @nazor its easy to make ooo

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  11. muslim wife6/11/2013

    Really nice Deb! Pls wat can be used in place of d tequila?

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    1. you can use any liquid of your choice, have used peak milk before, it was also posted here on the blog. you can try red wine, i dont mean eva, or blue cocktail ooo, good red or white wine. its just for you to experiment with taste.

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  12. Lovely but cumbersome process!
    Abi must we mold the rice to enjoy it?

    Thanks anyway!

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  13. uw! its actually very easy, i made the rice this way for presentation/ appearance.

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  14. Mrs Debbie, this is nice! Must one add Tequila?

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    1. you can use any liquid of your choice, have used peak milk before, it was also posted here on the blog. you can try red wine, i dont mean eva, or blue cocktail ooo, good red or white wine. its just for you to experiment with taste.

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    2. Thanks! Milk will do for me.

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  15. Anonymous6/11/2013

    This wud definately taste gud,lookin yummy. I bet it wud taste better dan sm of those dey mk in d so-called chinese rest. Kuddos2 U Mrs Bala. MASON'S MUM

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    1. Thanks mason's mum, I actually prefered it to the initial chinese I had!

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  16. Yum yum yum all d way. The basmati rice even makes me love it d more. Is d tequila alcohol? Try red wine next time its just as good.

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    1. Thanks, yes it is! Have tried it with milk, the next will be with wine.

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  17. nom nom....welldone Debbie...really looks good.

    warmhearts13.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. This is a 10/10 presentation! Deborah I'm so glad I've seen someone like me that likes 'presentation' a lot too o. At a point I thought maybe something was wrong with me. Common indomie, eba o and other small small food, I will spend time trying to make the 'presentation' good (while those that need to eat will be shouting "Just bring it like that"). Lol. Smh.
    I never bothered with rice presentation, but I've learnt it from you today. Thanks. #bookmarked :-)

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  19. Eya, please go and learn five star presentation. Ahn ahn!!!

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    1. Funny Aunty Eya. Lolzzzzzz

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  20. Anonymous6/11/2013

    Where can one get fresh mushrooms? I dislike canned ones.

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  21. hich kind of rice dem dey call basmatic

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  22. Anonymous6/11/2013

    Basmatic is a long grain foreign rice, U'll find basmati rice mostly in super stores.think it contains less starch. Hmmmmm yummmmy! I love basmati rice anyday!

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  23. MissSawyerr6/11/2013

    Mi likey... Basmatic Rice also good for chinese prawns fried rice. Good work Deborah. Like the fact that you presented it like na some fancy resturant person wen chow am at. Nice.

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  24. Bislondy6/11/2013

    Good job Sis Debbie..I especially love the presentation. I always try my best @ presentaion when deres so much time to do that.

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  25. I'll really love to make this this weekend for my mom. She's been complaining of tomato stew all the time for sunday rice. This is a healthy twist and I'm sure she'll like it.
    The only issue is the tequila. I don't knw if the peak milk substitute will taste good. Shey its d liquid peak milk evaporated abi its powder? I jst hope it comes out well.

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  26. Thanks guys, sorry hv bad network can't reply each comment individually! @jay I didn't use to take my time 4 presentation oo just weekends! @Anty Eya am learning frm u oo! @anon 7:50 depends on the state you reside in, check any good supermarket. @missswayer thanks, make the prawns fried rice pls lemme learn. @bislondy thanks. @cherry jo thanks, check out the pics of the former gravy sauce I made, with peak milk, but I didn't put tomato in that one! You can use liquid peak or any fresh liquid milk! Just keep tasting it while adding, wish u d best.

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  27. Pls Deborah or Anty Eya post the link of the earlier gravy with milk. Thanks

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    1. http://www.wivestownhallconnection.com/2013/03/basmati-rice-with-gravy-by-deborah-bala.html

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