Monday 10 June 2024

One-pot chicken rice

My girl might be getting a job secured and I reckon she will have to pack lunch from then on.

So this is a One-pot chicken rice that is good to go.

Cutting preparation and marination can be done on a weekend to save time and enhance the taste.

What you need:
yield: 2 - 3 pax

3 chicken thigh, cut into cubes
30g dried mushroom, soaked and cut into cubes
3 slices of ginger
1 tsp white pepper
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp cornstarch
1 med-sized carrot, peel and cut into cubes

Seasoning for the rice
1 tsp salt
1½ tbsp oyster sauce
1 tbsp soya sauce
½ tbsp dark soya sauce


Combine chicken with ginger, white pepper, soy sauce and cornstarch.   Mix well. 

Mix the seasoning ingredients together.  Set aside.

Heat the wok with oil and sautee the mushroom until fragrant.  Remove.

Next, add in the carrot and fry until semi-soft.  Remove.

Next, add in the marinated chicken and stir fry until cooked.  Remove the ginger slices.

Then combine the mushroom and carrot into the chicken.

Mix in the seasoning sauce and cook for 1 min.

Place the chicken mixture on top of the washed rice and slightly less water than usual cooking. (the sauce from the chicken makes up for partial of the water needed)

Cook as per normal.

Drizzle in 2 tbsp of shallot oil and add in cilantro. 

Mix and serve hot.


Thursday 4 April 2024

Stir fry long bean

In the restaurant, I always wonder why the long bean or French bean always has this lush green look.  It is so appealing.  Now I know why, it has to be deep fried first before stir fry.

Long bean is son's favourite and today I added in dried shrimp to enhance the taste.

What you need:

300g long bean, cut into 4 cm long
1 tbsp soy sauce
½ tbsp oyster sauce
½ bowl oil
1 tbsp garlic
4 tbsp dried shrimp (soak and clean)

1 tbsp corn starch
1 tbsp water

1 red chilli, cut into small rounds


Heat up enough oil to deep fry the long bean.  Add the drained dry long bean into the oil.  Cover and let it cook until deep green.  Remove and wash with tap water.

Remove the excess oil and leave about 1 tbsp oil.  

Heat up the oil again and then sautee the dried shrimp and minced garlic and mince ginger until fragrant.

Add in the long bean and stir fry until 

Add in soy sauce and oyster sauce and splash some water.  Mixed well.

Add in the slurry and mix well.

Stir in the cut chilli.