Sunday, May 29, 2011

Yau Mei Farn II aka chicken rice and Steam Egg plant.

I love yummy yet simple meals especially when the meal is made from scratch. I had a craving for rice and chicken today but I didn't want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen so I decided on Yau Mei Farn/ aka clay pot rice (since I don't have a clay pot I just use my rice cooker)

I marinate my chicken in the afternoon because I was planning to cook my chicken rice at about 5 or 6pm and I wanted to give the chicken some time to marinate in the fridge.

Ingredients (to marinate the chicken)
1/2 of a chopped whole chicken
1 tsp of soy sauce
2-3 tbsp of thick soy sauce
1-2 tsp of sesame oil
3-4 cloves of chopped garlic
A dash of pepper

1. Mix all of the above ingredients.
2. Marinate the chicken for at least 2 hrs. 

Ingredients (to prepare the rice)
Rice cooker
2 cups of rice
3 cups of water

Dried Shiitake mushroom -soaked for about 4-6 hrs with a tsp of sugar
Chinese sausage

1. Wash rice until water turns clear.
2. Add water.
3. Pour marinated chicken and sauce on the rice.
4. Slice chinese sausage and shiitake mushroom and add them in the rice cooker
5. Cook rice in the rice cooker until done. 
6. Optional- Spring onions 

Apart from having chicken rice I decided to steam some egg plant.  I love egg plant so while my chicken rice was cooking in the rice cooker I went ahead to and steam my egg plant

2-3 Asian egg plant
1tbsp oyster sauce
2-3tsp of fried garlic
2-3 tsp of oyster sauce
A dash of pepper
Handful of spring onion

1. Wash egg plant and slice eggplant 
2. Steam eggplant until soft
3. Drain water from the egg plant.
4. Pour the rest of the ingredients on the cooked egg plant. 

These are two very simple dishes with minimal cleaning to do. Once again I made a little extra so that I can freeze them and bring it to work for lunch when I go to work. 


Sass O said...

You can also try stir frying the rice and chicken before putting them in the rice cooker. Comes out really fragrant!

Sunshine said...

Every once in a blue moon I'll actually do that but I normally don't because then I'll have to wash the pan! So lazy I know!!


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