Having undergone the trauma of the past four days, we decided on some comfort food. John made up his spice blend and cooked it in some oil with the onions, garlic, and ginger to round out the flavors. Then he added the pieces of boneless, skinless chicken thighs and the rice along with the raisins and carrots. After it had simmered until the rice and chicken were cooked through, he added the broccoli. A warm and comforting dish on a cold (but unrainy) night.