Chicken rice

The past few weeks we were cleaning the apartment to give it back, so cooking was reduced to minimal in order to keep the kitchen clean, as well as not having to clean too many dishes. I therefore tried to look for dishes that would be fast to cook don’t use too many cooking utensils, but still tasty and nutritious, and this Chicken rice is one of the top candidates.

Chicken rice

Chicken rice is a very simple dish, you only have to boil the chicken, then use the broth to cook and rice and that’s it, but the result is so surprisingly tasty. The chicken is cooked just enough to become tender and sweet, the rice absorb the natural sweetness of the broth so it’s much more flavourful than normal white rice. You only have to add a few slices of cucumber to have a delicious and nutritious meal.

Chicken rice

Công thức tiếng Việt: Cơm gà

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 30-40 minutes

Servings: 2 people

* Ingredients:

A. Chicken rice

  • 2 chicken legs
  • Rice enough for 2 people
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 shallot
  • Turmeric powder (optional)

B. Dipping sauce

  • 1 chili
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 piece of ginger (about 1cm)
  • ½ tablespoon sugar
  • Water, lemon juice, fish sauce

Chicken rice

* Directions:

A. Chicken rice

1. Toast the garlic and shallot until slightly burnt. Add garlic, shallot and a pinch of turmeric powder in a saucepan, add the chicken legs and add water enough to completely cover the legs. Bring to a boil on high heat, let it boil for 2-3 minutes then reduce to low heat, loosely cover the pan and let simmer for 20 minutes. You can test if the legs are done by sticking a skewer into the thickest part of the leg, if no pikn liquid comes out then the legs are done.

2. Take the chicken leg out and let cool. Use the broth (together with the toasted garlic and shallot) to cook the rice, you can also lightly season the broth so the rice will be more flavourful. (how to cook rice on stovetop here)

luck The turmeric powder is optional, but it will give both the chicken and the rice a nice golden colour, and also a nice aroma.

B. Dipping sauce

1. Grind 1 clove of garlic and ginger with sugar. Add the water and mix well, slowly add and adjust the lemon juice and fish sauce so it’s balance between sweet, sour and salty (the dipping sauce for this dish should be a bit on the sweet side).

2. Finely mince the other clove of the garlic. Cut the chili in half and discard the seeds, finely mince as we. Add these in the dipping sauce.

luck You can also serve chicken rice with scallion oil, the how-to can be found in the Broken rice recipe.

Chicken rice

Bon appétit ^_^


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