Saturday, 7 November 2009

Steamed Rice with Ginger Chicken


I bought a ceramic bowl with lid a few days ago and I intend to use it for cooking rice dishes with ingredients on top. It is similar to claypot rice but the rice dishes would be steamed instead of getting cooked directly with fire.

First recipe that I tried out was a ginger chicken on rice dish and I have to say that it tasted really GOOD! The best part about the dish is that, the rice absorbed the gravy from the chicken and it was so flavorful that I've completely forgotten about my low-carb diet. I love it so much that I cooked the same dish again for the next 2 days!

Steamed Rice with Ginger Chicken Recipe
Recipe adapted from Flavored Cooked Rice (有味饭)


Ingredients A:
1/4 kampung chicken (or 2 pcs of chicken drumsticks with thighs), chopped
1 pack of enoki mushroom
1 tablespoon fried shallot
Rice, enough for two persons


Ingredients B:
1 tablespoon chopped ginger
2 stalks of spring onions, chopped
2 stalks of coriander, chopped
1/2 tablespoon oyster sauce
1 tablespoon light soy sauce
1/2 tablespoon fried shallot oil
1/2 tablespoon shaoxing wine
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
Pepper, to taste

Method:
1) Rinse chicken pieces and enoki mushroom. Marinate with Ingredient B for at least 20 minutes.
2) Rinse rice. Put the rice in a heat proof bowl, add water. As the cooked rice would absorb gravy from the chicken pieces, the amount of water added should be less than what you would normally use to prevent the rice from turning mushy.
3) Place the bowl in a preheated steamer and steam for about 20 minutes, or until the water is almost absorbed by the rice. Arrange chicken pieces and enoki mushroom on top of the rice and pour the marinade on it. Steam for another 30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked.
4) Turn off heat, remove the bowl from the steamer. Sprinkle fried shallot on it, serve hot.

13 Comments:

Julia said...

I loved steamed rice with toppings. But I didn't get it right when I experimented. Rice turned out too mushy, as I didn't factor in the extra moisture from the chicken. Thanks for sharing the recipe, your dish looks so yummy, as always! :)

Food For Tots said...

Sounds so healthy and delicious!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A very flavorful and healthy dish! Nice picture too...

Cheers,

Rosa

gourmet traveller said...

This reminds me of when I was a child in HK and trolleys would come around at dim sum on Sundays with individual white pots filled to the brim with steamed rice and goodies...I will definitely be trying this!

mycookinghut said...

Looks really delicious! I like the presentation of the rice with chicken in a bowl like this! :)

Jo said...

All I can say is it looks so delicious. I have a soft spot for steamed rice such as this.

Elin said...

Oh I must buy this claypot with lid so that I can cook the same way ...yup it has to be delicious...all those gravy from the chicken...mama mia ..it's got to be good! Thanks for sharing...I can have it for a week too :))

Mrs Ergül said...

What a lovely home cooked meal!

Stardust said...

Hey, it must be. I prefer flavoured cooked rice so much more to plain rice. Do share other recipes again ya!

Anonymous said...

Do try the yam rice in this book. It's very yummy.

babe_kl said...

mm yummy. we usually hv this at hawker centre. the mince pork patties and salted fish pork belly are those i've tried

noobcook said...

I have been reading your blog for sometime now, really love your food and photos. There are so many recipes such as this one I wanna try :D

Piggy said...

Julia - You're welcome! My rice also turned mushy when I cooked similar steamed rice dishes before, and that's how I figured out the rice-water ratio. :-)

Food for tots - Steamed dishes are healthier indeed!

Rosa - Thanks for your compliments!

Gourmet traveller - oohh, I have to try out the real deal when I go to HK for holidays again.

Leemei - It's delicious indeed and I love my new bowl!

Jo - Me too! Steamed rice dishes are great, aren't they? :-)

Elin - LOL! Please do not have the same dish for a week, otherwise, I won't get to see any new posts in your blog until you start trying out new dish again!

Mrs Ergul - Thanks! :-)

Stardust - I also prefer flavored rice! I will try to attempt all recipes from this book and of course I will share the recipe if the result is satisfactory. :-)

Anonymous - Thanks for the recommendation, I will give it a try!

Babe_KL - I love the minced pork and salted fish version! You've just gave me an idea of what to cook this week. ;-)

Noobcook - Thanks for your support! I'm a regular reader of your blog too!