Sunday, July 7, 2013

Claypot Chicken Rice (瓦煲鸡饭)

瓦煲鸡饭是大马美食之一,在新加坡和香港也颇受欢迎。香喷喷的瓦煲鸡饭加上腊肠和咸鱼不仅增添香味,也形成完美搭配。
早期在Wisma UOA II 的美食中心,有一档非常好吃瓦煲鸡饭。吃了以后,从此就爱上它了。
之后,该档口也不知搬去哪儿了?一切美好的味道也只能在回忆里寻找。
这是我第一次的煮瓦煲鸡饭,没有想象中复杂,味道也不输给外面卖的,太香太好吃了!如果你也爱瓦煲鸡饭,不妨今天就在家动手做做看!
Claypot chicken rice is a popular dish in Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong.  It is usually served with Chinese sausage and salted fish to enhance the taste and flavour of the claypot chicken rice.
I falling in love with claypot chicken rice when I have my first try in Wisma UOA II food court last time, but now they're no longer there.Yet don't know where they moved ? 
This is actually my first time to cook claypot chicken rice at home. It‘s easier than I expected, but the smell and taste is super delicious although I have omitted the Chinese sausage and salted fish. I'm sure I will cook this again.
一锅熟,多方便呀!
Quick and easy one-pot meal!


饭后,来杯凉快的冰柠檬利宾纳吧!
I have a glass of Iced-Lemon Ribena after meal, so refreshing!

Claypot Chicken Rice (瓦煲鸡饭)
(Recipe adpated from : My Cooking Hut with minor changes in purple)

Ingredients:
1 chinese sausage (I didn't use this)
4 chicken thighs, cut to bite size pieces 
2 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tbsp dark soy
2 tbsp light soy
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 tsp cornflour
2 tbsp of rice wine (I used 1 tbsp shaoxing wine(绍兴酒)& 1 tbsp rice wine (米酒)    
1 inch ginger, julienned
1 tsp of salt
½ tsp of pepper
1 tbsp brown sugar
3 spring onions, finely chopped
5 dried shitake mushrooms, soaked in warm water for 20 minutes
2 cups rice
3 cups chicken stock

I added 1 tbsp sesame oil
Directions:
1. Mix the chicken with all the ingredients except the rice, mushrooms, spring onions and stock. Leave to marinade for at least half an hour.
2. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a wok and stir-fry marinated chicken meat for 1 minute. Add mushroom slices, sliced chinese sausage. Dish out and put aside
3. Put the rice and chicken stock in the cold claypot and place it over a medium heat with the lid on. Bring to the boil and immediately reduce the heat to a low simmer, then leave the rice to steam for 15 minutes. The rice should be nearly cooked, with little holes in the flat surface.
4. Spread the chicken mixture all over the top of the rice, and put the lid back on. Continue to steam over a low heat for another 15 minutes, until the chicken is white and cooked through. Give it a few stir and sprinkle the spring onions over the top and serve piping hot.
Happy Cooking !
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48 comments:

  1. 我被香喷喷的瓦煲鸡饭給引来了。。。。。。
    另外我也对那杯柠檬利宾那感兴趣哦!
    哈。。。。。。凡是你家好料我都爱。

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    1. Aunty Young,热热的瓦煲鸡饭,配上冷冷的柠檬利宾,真的很享受叻!
      我们一同开饭咯! :)

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  2. wow ! So delicious....thumbs up !!

    How, you prepare the chicken stock? If no chicken stock, can I just use plain water ?

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    1. Hi KHTAN,I think you no problem to use plain water or you can add 1 tsp chicken stock powder to the plain water. Happy cooking :)

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  3. Loves this main dish meal at all times. I remember once I got so craving for claypot chicken rice that I had this for continuously three dinner nights.

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    1. Oh! Mel, you're addicted to it, not only craving,haha :)

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  4. Hi Esther! Lovely claypot dish! Looks really appetizing!

    One qn: Can we cook the chicken in the claypot directly insted of pre-frying?

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    1. Hi Alvin, stir fry will release the fragrance of the ingredients,so i suggest to stir fry for 1-2 mins instead of cook them directly in claypot.

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  5. Hah! Hah! Esther, so coincidental I also cooked this today but mine is fake claypot rice :) Your claypot rice really looks fantastic and I am sure your family enjoyed it right down to the last grain of rice. I also like your claypot, very pretty :)

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    1. Oh, you cooked claypot too :)Later I will curi makan at your house.
      I bought my rabbits claypot at 50% off during Robinsons sales :)

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  6. 星期天, 我家厨房关门大吉,全家人出动来你家吃这香喷喷的瓦煲鸡饭, 欢迎吗?

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    1. 我喜欢热闹,Welcome, Welcome!!!! :)

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  7. 这个我喜欢,不过不曾用瓦煲煮:)

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    1. 总觉得用瓦煲来煮,比较美味!哈哈!

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  8. 开饭了咯!!!!!
    这个好吃啊,留一碗给我,记得哟;)

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    1. 老师,我已经悄悄留一碗给你了!:)

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    1. 哈哈!我快快给你添一碗 :)

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  10. Hi Esther,
    I love claypot rice too.
    Yours looks sedaplicious!!
    Thanks for sharing this to LTU!!
    mui

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    1. Hi Mui Mui, this is a simple and delicious recipe.
      If you get craving, you can try it :)

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  11. Esther, your clay pot chicken is so yummy, your pot also nice le. can teach me how to buy a good clay pot a. want to buy but don know how to choose.

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    1. Xing Hui, I don't have any special tip. I bought this claypot because it's cute and great deal during Robinsons sales. Anyway. this claypot is Japan product and the quality is good as well :)

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  12. 好好吃,瓦煲鸡饭我也超爱吃的;)

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    1. 哈哈,瓦煲鸡饭真的是好多人的最爱哦!

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  13. Looks so delicious! One of my family's favourite! And my hubby must have the lapcheong, so I never omit it when I cooked this!! Hahaha! And for myself, a condiment of chili padi and see yau is a must!

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    1. Joyce, my family don't like lapcheong,so i have to omit it but eat with chili padi and see yau really fantastic!!!! :)

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  14. Definitely an easy and tasty one pot meal! I love to add chinese sausages and salted fish. Think this would be a good idea for lunch soon :)

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    1. Hi Esther, I like to eat with salted fish too but I seldom buy it :)

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  15. Hi Esther,

    What an ultimate enjoyment of a day! Eating a bowl of claypot rice with ice cold ribena...

    Saw Joyce's comment on see yau... Do you know it is almost impossible to get good quality see yau in Melbourne and Sydney? I have to buy and transport my only precious bottle from Singapore. This claypot rice looks wonderful to enjoy my precious bottle of see yau :D

    Zoe

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    1. Hi Zoe, see yau play a important role to this dish. With the precious bottle of see yau, I hope you can cook a wonderful aroma CCR! :)

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  16. 我好久没有煮这道瓦煲鸡饭,看看改天也要在煮一次。

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    1. Girl, 记得煮多一点哦!因为真的很好吃 :)

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  17. well done! it truly looks delicious! now after cooking this, you can stop thinking of the UOA one..i like to cook claypot chicken rice too but like phong hong, do it in rice cooker :)

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    1. Yes, i can't stop thinking for UOA one for a while but his claypot is still the BEST :)
      Using rice cooker is easier and faster than claypot but I found it more fun to use claypot :)

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  18. 這煲飯千萬不能讓我老公看見,
    不然他一定要我馬上照辦煮碗!!

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    1. Jane, 看来你老公也是爱瓦煲饭哦!真的香又美味!

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  19. Hi Esther, wow! I have not eaten this ages. And yours sure looks like a 3 plates of rice disappearing! Outstanding!
    I can practically get the wondrous scent of the ingredients you used.
    You are good!
    Have fun and keep a song in your heart.
    Lee.

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    1. Hi Uncle Lee,How are you? Thank you for your lovely comment and love to share this with you :)

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  20. Thumbs up to you Esther! you even cook it with claypot, I always see people cook with rice cooker at home..i am still don't know how to handle cooking rice in a claypot, hahaha..will try out next time..and must have salted fish then perfect!

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  21. This sounds amazing....I have a plate and a fork, do you have any left?

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  22. Clay pot rice is my hubby's favorite. It's just so comforting. Yours looks so scrumptious. :P Yum!

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  23. Esther, why i cant reply to your coment in my post??? waht happen. why like that a...

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  24. Hi Esther, Such an appetising one-pot meal and so nicely presented in a very lovely claypot!. I would usually cook it in a rice-cooker instead.

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  25. ivy sew http://simplybeautifulhealthyliving.blogspot.comJuly 31, 2013 at 12:30 PM

    Hi Esther, very yummy and satisfying chicken rice :)

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  26. Oh my goodness! I have the kind of claypot at home. And my, that recipe looks so mouth-watering and heavenly! I can’t wait to it for today’s dinner. My in-laws will be coming over tonight and you just answered my prayers awhile ago. Thanks so so much! You are an angel!

    http://online-phd-uk.co.uk/

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