Easy claypot chicken rice

Claypot Chicken Rice

  • 2 chicken tight (chop into bite sized, marinated with 1 tablespoon grated ginger, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 1 teaspoon sugar and 1 tablespoon rice wine or white wine, rest for 30 minutes)
  • 1 cup long grain rice (rinses few times, soak in water for 30 minutes)
  • 2 Chinese sausages, sliced (if really difficult to get, try bacon, the outcome might be different, but taste good too)
  • 2 dry shiitake mushrooms (soak in water till soft, sliced)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 1½ tablespoon dark soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon Chinese rice wine or white wine
  • 1 tablespoon sliced green onion, for garnish 
(* If claypot is not available, use any pot with lid. But the crispy rice crust at the bottom might not be form.)
Claypot rice is a delicious one pot meal, the flavors of all the ingredients are locked in the claypot and absorbed by rice. Rice is cooked in claypot, top with ingredients such as chicken, mushroom and Chinese sausage. A layer of crunchy rice crust always form at the bottom of the pot, foodies enjoy this so much. Claypot rice is a great comfort food for dinner. Depends on the ingredients, there are different types of claypot rice, for example claypot chicken rice, claypot pork rib rice or claypot pork belly rice.
  • Place rice in a pot, add water. Cook with high heat, bring to a boil.
  • Turn to low heat. Lid on, let simmer for 10 minutes.
  • If water is overflowing, leave a small gap, let the gas escape.
  • After 10 minutes, remove lid.
  • Spread chicken, mushroom and sausages on top. Lid on again. Continue the simmering process.
  • While rice is cooking, mix light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, sesame oil and wine in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • Check the rice occasionally. Until seeing the water is all absorbed, the rice is cooked and tender. Approximately 15 minutes.
  • Make sure the chicken is cooked through too.
  • Drizzle the sauce mixture over the rice. Lid on, remove from heat and let it sit for 5 minutes before serving.
  • Garnish with green onion, stir and incorporate everything in the pot, serve warm.