Claypot Chicken Rice, Rice Cooker Recipe
This recipe is one of my mum’s 拿手好菜 (specialty) when I was a kid. She basically dump the chicken and lup cheong to cook with the rice in a rice cooker and you have a super yummy one-dish-meal quite effortlessly. Like all my mum’s recipes, they are quite straightforward and need minimal ingredients – in this case, just chicken, lup cheong and common Asian pantry stuff like soy sauce, ginger and oyster sauce. This is also the “claypot-less” way to make claypot chicken rice in a rice cooker.
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I’ve wanted to cook this for a very long time but according to my mum, I couldn’t do it with my previous rice cooker because the rice cooked too fast. Yes, my previous rice cooker was an el cheapo, S$30 basic keep warm/cook type which cooks rice in about 10 minutes flat! Really love it but unfortunately, it wasn’t built to last. The thermostat malfunctioned after a few months and after the second one broke down, I decided it was time to look for a more durable rice cooker. I finally settled on a rather high tech (neuro fuzzy), made-in-Japan zujiroshi rice cooker. The rice cooks perfectly and the rice at the base of the pot do not dry up even after keeping warm for a few hours. The only flip side is, it takes roughly 40 minutes to cook the rice! well, at least, I consoled myself, I can now cook this dish which I have missed eating for some time.
- 1 cup rice
- water to cook rice
- 1/2 chicken (about 650g), chopped
- 2 lup cheong/Chinese sausages, soaked in hot water for 5 minutes before removing wax covering*, slice diagonally
- 1 tsp dark soy sauce
- 1 tbsp oyster sauce
- a piece of ginger
* thanks reader Michell for sharing the tip via comments
- rice cooker
Directions (Step-by-Step Photos)
2. Grate some ginger and squeeze the pulp to get about 2 tsp ginger juice. According to my mum, this step is very important but when I’m busy, I just substitute this step with a few slices of ginger. Add the juice to the marinated chicken pieces.
5. Open the lid of the rice cooker to check when the rice is almost 3/4 cooked (the water is almost dried up). Each rice cooker is different and will take different timing to reach this state. for mine, it takes 20 minutes.
6. At this point, add the chicken, lup cheong and a few slices of ginger. I did not add the leftover marinade sauce as it will cause the rice to become soggy. Close the rice cooker lid and continue cooking. My rice cooker cook for a further 20 minutes before it sounds the chime indicating the rice is done . You should “keep warm” the food for at least another 20 minutes after the rice is cooked to ensure that the chicken and lup cheong is cooked through.
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