Sunday, 19 September 2010

Really Lazy "Claypot" Rice Obento

you all wanted the recipe so here it is. concept is similar to lazy pineapple rice

Ingredients (for 2):

Rice (1 cup)
Boneless chicken thigh (1) - skinned, cut into bite-sized pieces
- 1 tspn light soy sauce
- 1 tspn sesame oil
- 2 tspn oyster sauce
- dash of pepper

Frozen mixed veg (about 1/2 cup)
Lap Cheong (1)
1 tspn of dark soy sauce (i use the thick type, viscosity like pi pa gao type)
sesame oil
Garnish: Chopped spring onion/cilantro, Fried Shallots

The night before, prepare:
Marinate chicken
Wash and soak the rice in water
Rinse frozen veg, scald w hot water to get rid of "freezer smell", rinse in water, pinch of salt, mix around
Lap Cheong (1) - "condom" removed and sliced
Chop spring onion/wash cilantro

Wrap all in cling wrap and put in fridge

In the morning:
Put rice in rice cooker (i use the water it was soaked in and top up if necessary), add chicken, stir around a little, sprinkle veg and lap cheong, close, press cook. wait (go and do your make-up la).

once cooked, let it steam for about 10-15 mins more. add dark soy sauce and combine til evenly coated. Let steam for a couple of mins more (you may pack your garnish separately or prepare your fruits while waiting). drizzle some sesame oil and stir around.

scoop into tupperware and let cool a little before closing. i pack garnish separately and add in just before eating.

other ingredients you can add: fried salted fish bits (which i don't have. your kitchen will smell like giam her if you fry it at home haha) and dried chinese mushroom (which i also don't have cos i usually cook with fresh mushrooms). do not use fresh mushrooms cos i think it releases moisture and will cause rice to be soggy.

sometimes i cook this for lunch/dinner ^^

Here's my friend ling ling's version which is suitable for dinner or lunch (may be a bit time-consuming for obento) =)

of cos you can invent your own version too!

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