Sunday, April 12, 2009

Chicken Rice

This is based on a dish i saw while watching Tablescapes: Life On A Plate on the Asian Food Channel. I wasn't able to list down the ingredients and the recipe isn't at the website but i think i got the idea since i liked the outcome. :)

To do this, render some fat from the chicken skin on a non stick pan on low fire. After a few minutes a good amount of chicken fat should be present. Saute the garlic, shallots and ginger followed by the ham, Chinese sausage and chicken. Season w/ salt and pepper. When the chicken is cooked, add the mushrooms and leeks. Add about 1 tbsp of soy sauce, 2 tbsps of oyster sauce and a tsp of sesame oil. (Adjust according to taste).
For the rice i added about a cup of rice, which i think is too much. Maybe half a cup will do. Cover with broth. I used a combination of chicken and ham bones for the broth. Just fill the pot as if you were cooking rice. Cover and cook till the rice is done. Always check if the rice is done and if there is enough broth. In the episode, this was finished by placing the pot in an oven and letting it cook from there. I didn't do this part but will try it someday. My rice turned out delicious, lots of flavors and goes well on its own (a bit mushy though). Next time I'll adjust the rice and broth and will probably use the oven. :)

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