Saturday, August 28, 2010

Thai Chicken Rice

Here is a simple and easy to cook dish for the family. It is Thai Chicken Rice, home cooked, clean and hygienic. The various spices used for this chicken rice produces a beautiful fragrance and it taste real good and healthy. Try it... The recipe below serves 4 - 5.

Spices used : 3 Tbs curry powder, 2 Tbs cummin powder, 1 Tbs cinnamon powder, 1 Tbs turmeric powder

Take 3 Tbs of the mixed spices and marinate 3 pieces of chopped chicken thigh together with 1 cup (140g) of natural yoghurt. Marinate for about 30 minutes or more. Keep the balance of the spices for used later.

  • Leave the marinated chicken aside for 30 minutes or more
  • Wash 2 cups of rice and set aside in the rice cooker
  • Peel and slice thinly 6 shallots for frying
  • Heat 2 Tbs of oil and saute the shallots and the balance mixed spices till aromatic
  • Add in the marinated chicken and give it a good stir
  • Add in the water - enough to cook the rice - and allow the chicken to simmer for 5 minutes, add salt to taste
  • Arrange the chicken on top of the rice then pour the chicken stock into the rice pot
  • Finally, let the chicken rice to be cooked in the rice cooker
  • Serve with vinegar chilly... Enjoy a Good Meal!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Orange Sauce Chicken

A delicious chicken dish with real orange aroma and it whets the appetite. So next time if you have too many oranges in your refrigerator, try cooking this dish. I have added straw mushroom to enhance the look of this dish, it is optional. Simple to prepare and fast to cook.
All you need to do :
First marinate the 2 pieces chicken breast or 1/2 chicken with the following ingredients for 30mins:
  • 3 Tbs orange juice
  • 2 Tbs ginger juice
  • 1 Tbs chinese cooking wine
  • 1 Tbs sesame oil
  • dash of pepper and salt
Next, prepare 1/2 cup orange juice, add 2 tsp cornflour and set aside. Peel and cut 1 orange into cubes and set aside for use later.
Next, heat the wok with 2 Tbs oil, and saute the chopped garlic and add the chicken (drain out the marinated liquid and set aside), stir fry till slightly browned or medium cooked
Finally, add in the 1/2 cup orange juice mixture and the balance marinated liquid onto the chicken, lower the fire and allow it to simmer for 10 mins. Add in the straw mushrooms and the orange cubes.
Seasoned with salt and sugar to taste, ready to serve with hot steamed rice...

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Spicy Sour Tasty Chicken

Easy and fast to cook....This chicken dish is yummy! I was browsing through some old recipe books recently and found this recipe card that read "Masala Chicken" and I find it appealing. Masala Chicken is an Indian cuisine. The most important factor for me is the dish must be easy to prepare and easy to obtain ingredients. This dish is spicy and has soft sour flavour and goes well with bread or rice, sounds appealing to you, try it then... :))

Simple Ingredients

Half chicken or 3 Chicken Thigh - chopped into small pieces
  • 3 Tbs chilly powder
  • 2 large red onion - cut it into 1/2 rings
  • 2 cm young ginger - shredded
  • 2 cloves garlic - cut into thin slices
  • 4 dried chilly - cut into 3cm length
  • 1 pc cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp cummin powder
  • some curry leaves
  • 1 Tbs rice vinegar
  • salt and sugar - to taste
Simple Process :

1. Heat 2 Tbs oil in the pan and saute the onion rings, garlic, ginger, dried chilly, cinnamon stick and curry leaves till aromatic

2. Add in the chicken and sprinkle the chilly powder and cummin powder all over the chicken, stir mix well

3. Add 1/4 cup water, lower the heat and let the chicken simmer with the lid covered for the next 15 - 20mins or till meat is almost cook

4. Lastly, add in the rice vinegar, salt and sugar to taste, give it a good stir for 2 - 3 mins

5. It is ready to serve. You may eat with steamed rice or bread