Friday, January 2, 2009

Claypot Rice - The Easy Way

I used the rice cooker to cook this as my claypot was a wee too small :)  the traditional way of cooking this is by charcoal fire and in a claypot..haha but nowadays people used the rice cooker for convenience sake. Nothing beats the traditional way though…it taste better if cooked in a claypot under the charcoal fire. And when we desire to eat the traditional way of cooking , we eat out :) Momsie is not going to start a charcoal fire and wait till the rice is cooked…too tiring for me but I was tempted though to cook this when we had barbeque the last time but then everyone was too full already coz they had a sumptuous feast with those grilled lamb shoulders and beef :)  Well, food for thought though…the next time you have a barbeque party you can have this claypot rice dish as an additional item for those who are rice takers! ‘ fun thung ‘ in Cantonese :)))

Claypot Rice

Serve 4 person


Rice – 2  milk tins (condensed ) full
( I used condensed milk tin for measuring the rice grains)

½ chicken cut into bite sized pieces and marinate with
3 tbsp of ginger juice,
1 tbsp of thick soysauce
1 tbsp of light soysauce
2 tbsp of oyster sauce
2 tbsp of cooking wine
½ tbsp of sesame oil
A dash of white pepper

3 chinese sausages – cut slanting -1/8 inch thick
6 dried Chinese mushrooms – soaked and cut into strips


8 shallots – slice thinly and fry till crispy
Scallions and chilli cut for garnishing

Washed the rice grains and cook as you normally cook your rice but take note , reduce the water a bit coz the marinated chicken will produce water when you add to the rice later.

Meanwhile, stir fry the marinated chicken, mushrooms, and sausages till ¾ cooked. Add to the rice when the rice is ¾ cooked. When it is fully cooked, stir the ingredients together with the rice. Add in a bit of thick soysauce for color if desired.

Serve hot, garnished with the cut chilli, scallions and the onions crisps.



  1. I always like this claypot rice...all in one pot, simple yet delicious with some spring onions.

  2. I cook claypot rice in a rice cooker too! Super easy and simple...great for lazy mum plus a lousy cook like me ;)

  3. I posted the similar dish sometime ago. This is easy to prepare and yet the result is a guarantee success.

  4. Hi ck lam, HHB, Little Inbox,

    Haha...claypot rice cooked in rice cooker taste just as good and easier too , especially when we are lazy to cook anything elaborate (",)

  5. i agree with you especially for the traditional way of cooking the claypot chicken rice...wonderful.

  6. Perfect recipe for me since I am working long hours. Will give this recipe a try-out. Tks for sharing.


  7. Your claypot rice looks very delicious! I notice you use milk tin to measure your rice. My mum does the same! :) My husband & I love claypot rice too... except my 2 kids! :(

  8. DwarvenbarbarianrageAugust 31, 2009 at 4:49 PM

    Wow, that's so simple! I tried making claypot rice at home once and ended up cooking the rice on the stove then in the oven a little. But this sounds really easy, I'm gunna try it!!!


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