Tuesday, 20 September 2016

#Bento 126 - Chicken baked rice

As requested by Rayson, they are going to have baked rice today. I have come across recipes using cream and chicken stock to cook the rice before baking but I want a more convenient way to make the rice flavorful so why not use the rice cooker chicken rice method?

Servings: 1 adult and 1 child

Marinated 2 deboned chicken thighs with Maggi soy sauce, some black pepper sesame oil, some thyme, worcester sauce and some ginger and garlic powder. (Leave them in the fridge overnight)

1) Pour 100 ml (almost 3/4 cup) of rice into the rice cooker, briefly rinse them and drain off the water.
2) Add 40 ml of Meiji white milk (healthier than cream) (cannot add too much milk because the chicken thighs will produce juices which will make the rice soggy)
3) Season the rice with some salt and black pepper.
4) Add in a small cube of butter.
5) Lastly. place the 2 marinated chicken thighs on top of the rice. I also added in some carrots.

Press "Cook" and the rice and chicken will be done in 30-40 min. Ta-da......here's your flavorful rice and chicken meat all settled together. 

To prepare the baked rice, scoop the rice into the baking dishes. Shred the chicken meat and place them on top of the rice. 
For my hubby's bento, I made a well in the center and crack an egg in. Spread the cheddar and mozzarella cheese by the side.
For my boy's baked rice, I put a piece of baking paper at the bottom so that it's easier to transfer to his lunchbox.

Hubby's set - Make a well and crack an egg in

Spread the cheese at the side

Rayson's set with the baking paper at the bottom

Preheat oven at 180 - 200 deg for 10 min.

Thereafter bake the rice for about 15 min or till the cheese has browned and the egg (hubby's bento) is cooked. For me, I turned to top fire for the last 5 min so that the cheese will turn brown and crisp.

Hope you enjoy this recipe!

Hubby's baked rice done! Doesn't the egg look like a sun that brightens up your day?
Vegetables and cherry tomatoes for Hubby
Rayson's bento - Baked rice transferred to his lunchbox

Kai Sin

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