This is the modern , fast and easy to prepare " claypot rice " that I cooked in a electric rice pot that taste as good as the authentic ones. A one dish meal that I would love to indulge in once in a while. The real claypot rice uses a clay pot and cooked under charcoal fire. Of course the taste is slightly different, somehow charcoal cooking makes the rice taste better . But for lazy people like me, rice pot chicken rice is just as good. I did the shortcut method and yet it tasted delicious :p But if I wanted the authentic one I would eat out at the Gourmet Square...the true claypot rice cooked under charcoal fire.
This is my favourite one dish rice meal that I would love to cook besides fried rice. One big whole chicken leg cut into pieces marinate with oyster sauce, sesame oil, sarawak white pepper and thick soy sauce for coloring . Chinese sausages is a must for this will further enhance the taste of the rice - sliced thinly. Dried shiitake mushrooms- soaked and sliced into thin slices. Cut some shallots and fried till crispy and some spring onions for garnishing....that's about it and my short cut method is cook the chicken and mushroom and chinese sausages till fully cooked and then stir them into the cooked rice in the electric rice cooker...LOL! Easy does it and yet it tasted good. Serve with a plate of blanch lettuce in oyster sauce. A complete and nutritious dinner for two :p
The authentic way is to cook the rice half way through, then add the marinated chicken pieces , sausages and mushrooms on top of the half cooked rice. Cover the claypot and lower the fire and cooked till everything is fully cooked. Off the fire, then mix everything in the claypot with a pair of chopstick and served garnish with the crispy shallots and spring onions.
look at them ...they do look like the authentic claypot rice
sold at the stall :p and the ginger juice make the
rice smell good !
when I served this to Daddy, he doesn't know that I did it the short cut way !
I like the rice this way coz I can control the rice texture this way
too soggy, Daddy won't eat so I have to make sure the rice is
not soggy...and he ate two bowls of this rice cooker chicken rice
*wink ** someone got tricked after all LOL!
Claypot Chicken Rice Made Easy
1 big whole chicken leg - cut into pieces & marinate with the ingredients below
2 tbsp oyster sauce
dash of white pepper
2 tsp of sesame oil
1 tbsp of thick soy sauce for coloring
2 tbsp of ginger juice
6 pieces dried shiitake mushrooms- soaked and slice into thin slices
1 chinese sausage - slice thinly
sping onions - dice it for garnishing
5 shallots - cut into thin slices and fried till crispy and golden brown
Cook rice the usual way in an electric rice cooker.
While the rice is cooking, heat up a non stick wok with grapeseed oil enough to fry the cut shallots till crispy and golden brown, dish up and keep aside.
Take out the oil and keep about 2 tbsp of oil in the wok and stir fry the chinese sausages till fragrant, add in the shiitake mushrooms and cook till half cook, add in the marinated chicken and stir fry till it is fully cooked.
Dish up into a bowl and when the rice is fully cooked and still hot, add in the cooked chicken mixture on top of the cooked rice. When about to serve, use a pair of chopstick and stir and mix well the chicken mixture with the rice until it is well mixed together. Garnish with spring onions and crispy shallots.
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