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This is easily one of my favorite dishes from mom when I was young. Every time mom made her signature chicken rice, I would take a second serving. I think if she had made this more often, perhaps I’d be 6 foot tall and weigh 80kg with pure muscle (or more likely, same height with extra 20kg fat)

awesome home cook chicken rice with chinese sausage
awesome home cook chicken rice with chinese sausage

The ingredients are quite close to claypot chicken rice, but with a few extras that you typically wouldn’t find at hawker center.

While it does take a few extra steps to prepare, this isn’t a dish that is difficult to make at all, or have ingredients that are hard to source even if you aren’t reside in Malaysia (and crave for that claypot chicken rice). Here’s the recipe.

home cook chicken rice ingredients
home cook chicken rice ingredients – chicken, mushroom, chinese sausage

The ingredients (for 2 pax):

  • cooking oil
  • 1 quarter chicken (thigh & drumstick)
  • 2 Chinese sausage (lap cheong)
  • mushroom of any type
  • some garlic
  • dark soya sauce, soya sauce, salt
  • rice wine (optional)
  • shallots  & spring onion for garnish

fry the rice and ingredients, then continue in rice cooker
fry the rice and ingredients, then continue in rice cooker

You do need both a frying pan and rice cooker to make this dish, but no, there’s no clay pot or charcoal flame needed in this case.

Instructions:

  • debone and chopped chicken into bite size
  • heat up 2-3 table spoon of cooking oil, then fry chicken & diced garlic till chicken not pink
  • add sliced Chinese sausage and mushroom into the pan
  • add 2 tablespoon of dark soya sauce and continue frying for another 2 minutes
  • add half a teaspoon of salt and a few shakes of soya sauce (a bit of rice wine if available)
  • add rice and fry for a coupe minutes longer
  • put everything in rice cooker, add 1.3 cups of water and complete cooking in rice cooker as you would cook normal rice

prepare the condiments - fried shallots and spring onion
prepare the condiments – fried shallots and spring onion

While waiting for the rice to cook, prepare some fried shallots and chopped some fresh green onion as garnish. They will greatly add to the overall flavor and texture to the chicken rice dish.

One or two stalks of green onion and a couple shallots would be enough.

haze enjoying the chicken rice with radish soup
haze enjoying the chicken rice with ABC soup

The result is two plates of absolutely delicious home cook chicken rice prepared only in around one hour or so. The dish is best accompanied with some clear soup (ABC, radish soup, etc). Optionally, you can also add some salted fish on top, I would if I had some good quality ones to go with.

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Discuss : KY cooks – Mom’s home cook “claypot” chicken rice recipe

  1. YUMMMY! i made my mom’s signature chicken rice last night also but so different. yours giving me the hungries!!!

  2. Slurpilicious wei! Will def experiment soon. Thks for sharing.

    PS:
    (i) rice:- how much to use vs the ingredients u listed pls? I am a noob.
    (ii) must fry the rice with the chick & stuff in frying pan first ke? I see pic looks like u did, but recipe tak mention.

  3. haha! my mum also “cheat one” the claypot part & use rice cooker XD

  4. oooooooooooh looks like yum!

  5. Yah how many people are really gonna bust out a claypot at home hahaha, it does look yummy.

    • ShaolinTiger: but I do think of investing in one just for kicks, or maybe for some curry fish head or something.

  6. clement

    bro, yam yam. was thinking of this for the past few days but belum pergi makan. Anyhow, mom’s cooking is always tasting the best than those selling at the hawkers.

    keep it up! bro!

  7. I like homemade clay pot chicken rice too. But slightly different in method of cooking.

  8. Looks nice but I’m no fan of claypot rice. you should add some salted fish

  9. wah paired with ABC somemore?!! Best!!

  10. tiffany

    just curious how do you measure 1.3 cups of water to add to the rice?? 😕 haha.

    • tiffany: well you could use marker pen to draw 10 lines on the cup.. hehehe.

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