Monday, September 15, 2008

Cheater's 'Claypot' Chicken Rice

Here's a wholesome 1 pot meal that you could make in a jiffy. Somewhat similar to yam rice but with more ingredients in it. It's especially good for days when you're just too lazy to cook but still want to have rice for dinner. 

It will be ideal if you could use a claypot for this dish but if not, a rice cooker works too. Hence, the title.

This recipe is just nice for 3 girls. Probably not enough for 2 guys though :)

2 cups of rice

6-8 slices of ginger
2 bulbs shallots, sliced
1 chicken wing/thigh and some breast meat, cut into bite size pieces 
2 pcs chinese sausages, sliced
half a cup of button mushrooms, cut into quarters
1/2 tsp dark soya sauce
1/2 tbsp sesame oil
1/2 tsp of white pepper
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tbsp cooking oil
a pinch of salt
water for 2 cups of rice (fill water according to the markings in the rice pot)

For garnishing
2 small pcs salted fish, fried till crisp, chopped finely
spring onions, chopped

1. Marinade chicken with white pepper, oyster sauce and sesame oil. Leave in the fridge for a couple of hours.
2. Wash and drain rice. Set aside.
3. Heat oil in a wok, fry shallots followed by ginger till fragrant.
4. Add chinese sausages and fry till the lard from the sausages starts to melt.
5. Add chicken and mushrooms. Stir fry for another few minutes.
6. Add rice, dark soya sauce and salt. Mix well.
7. Transfer rice into a rice pot and top up with water.
8. Switch on the rice cooker, wait for the magical 'click' sound and you’re done!
9. Dish out into bowls and garnish with chopped salted fish and spring onions.

my favourite! the crispy crust found at the bottom of the rice pot


Anonymous said...

boil rice together with banana leaves (2 shreds should be fine). It's orgasmic! I kid you not.


cupcakesordeath said...

hey brad, really? i must try that!