A spice used in curry compounds, turmeric stands alone in this dish to eloquently both flavor and color raisin, rice and onion stuffing for whole chicken.
INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 (2 to 3 pound) whole chickens
- 3 cups cooked white rice
- 1 cup raisins
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 tablespoon ground turmeric
- salt to taste
- ground black pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
In a small skillet, heat two tablespoons of olive oil. When oil is hot, saute the chopped onion. Add turmeric and raisins. Saute. Add cooked rice and salt. Mix well.
Butter the outside of both chickens and sprinkle a little pepper on both. Stuff the rice mixture into both chickens. Place in a greased 9x13 inch baking dish and bake in preheated oven for about 1 hour (or until chickens are nice and brown and the juices run clear).