Shawarma Chicken and Rice Pita

This Chicken Shawarma with Jasmine Rice and veggies is served over pita bread for a quick and easy take on the Middle Eastern wrap.

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Shawarma Chicken and Rice Pita

Cooking time PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 5 mins
Servings SERVES 2
Ready in TOTAL TIME 15 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 5 mins
Servings
SERVES 2
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 15 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Minute® Ready to Serve Jasmine Rice
  • 1/2 cup cooked chicken, shredded
  • 1 tsp shawarma spice blend
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek-style yogurt
  • 2 large pita bread
  • 1/2 cup lettuce, shredded
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes, chopped

Instructions

  • Step 1

  • In a microwave-safe bowl, stir together jasmine rice, chicken and spice blend; microwave on HIGH for 2 to 3 minutes or until heated through. Stir in yogurt.

    Step 2

  • Divide chicken and rice mixture between pitas, spooning down along the center of each pita, leaving a 1/2-inch border at either end. Top with lettuce and tomatoes. Fold up bottom over filling, then fold in sides and roll up tightly. To serve, cut in half.

    Recipe Tips

    As a variation, substitute za’atar seasoning for shawarma spice blend.

    For a batch of homemade shawarma spice blend, mix together 1 tbsp each ground cumin, paprika and turmeric, 1 tsp each salt, pepper and garlic powder, and 1/2 tsp each ground cinnamon and cayenne pepper.

    To soften pita bread, microwave for 30 to 45 seconds – this allows for easy rolling with no cracks or rips.