Chestnut Mushroom Chicken Rice
- Rice bran oil 2 tbsp
- Ginger 6 slices
- Chicken thigh 12, soaked to soften, sliced thinly
- Dried shiitake mushrooms 12, soaked to soften, sliced thinly
- Frozen corn kernel 1 cup
- Noble brown rice 1.5 cups (290g) washed, drained
- Salt to taste
- Ground white pepper to taste
- Chestnuts 16, peeled
- Fat free chicken stock or Water 3 cups (750ml)
- Light soy sauce 0.5 tbsp
- Dark soy sauce 0.5 tbsp
- Chinese cooking wine 1 tbsp
- Salt ¼ tsp
01 Marinate chicken with light and dark soy sauce, Chinese cooking wine and salt. Cover and leave for 30 minutes.
02 Steam chestnuts for 15-20 minutes until soft. Set aside.
03 Wash and rinse the rice well. Set aside.
04 In a wok or non-stick pan, heat oil and stir-fry ginger until fragrant. Add chicken, mushrooms and corn kernel and stir-fry until three-quarters done. Do not overcook the chicken while in the wok.
05 Add drained rice and stir-fry for 3-5 minutes until rice grains are dry and separate. Add salt and ground white pepper to taste.
06 Transfer all into rice cooker, place chestnuts on top and add fat-free chicken stock or water.
07 Cook until rice and ingredients are done. Garnish with spring onion. Serve hot and enjoy the meal with your family!
The Rice Story
My mum believes that cooking and eating together is an integral part of family bonding. When I was living with my mum, she cooked for us every day and as a family we sat around the dining table and chatted happily. Looking back, I realise that most of our family values were instilled during these meal sessions.
For many years, I had taken my mum's amazing cooking for granted. Until one day, a best friend of mine shared with me that her mother had never cooked for her. The week after that, I invited this friend to join me for a simple home-cooked dinner. I cooked Chestnut Mushroom Chicken Rice, and my friend was very appreciative. She loved the delicate flavour of chestnuts, and the warm taste of a home cooked meal. I will always remember her words - "Having a home-cooked meal after a day of tiring work is such an enjoyable thing!"
To me, a home-cooked meal is more than filling our stomach. It brings love and peace to our body and mind.
Chestnut Mushroom Chicken Rice is a one-pot meal and the main ingredients are rice, chestnut, mushroom, and chicken. Unlike nuts, chestnuts are lower in fat. They are rich in dietary fibre and packed with vitamin C and folic acid. Most importantly, due to its higher content of fibre, chestnuts release energy slower and keep us feeling fuller longer.
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