Thursday, August 14, 2008

Home-cooked Chicken Rice...my first!

In the two superheroes' crusade to experiment with more home-cooking after the hugely-successful Ayam Masak Kunyit, Superhero S decided that she should put her next focus onto cooking Chicken Rice, undoubtedly one of their favourite food back in Malacca. No, no balls yet this time around. Haha. Just plain ol' chicky rice! :p

I finely-chopped some garlic, sliced some ginger, rinsed and cleaned the rice, and bought some pandan leaves for the extra flavouring. Heat up the oil, throw in the garlic and ginger and stir-fry till it's fragrant. Then, dump in the rice and stir evenly. Once it's done, transfer the rice to the rice cooker, fill it up with the same usual amount of water, and put in the pandan leaves, some salt and chicken stock. However, as I did not know how to make the authentic chicken stock, decided to use Maggi Chicken Stock instead. Haha. Yes, I cheated!


My chicken rice -- all cooked!


Okay, next would be my chicky dish. Since I only have bits and pieces of chicky meat, can't really do the pak charm kai (steamed chicken). Decided to improvise, and worked up another dish instead. I coated the chicky with some salt, added some ginger, slices of mushrooms and a generous dash of sesame oil into the dish plate and steamed it. Haha.



And my chicky meat came out even more flavourful that I'd expected! Oh, the sesame oil really turned this dish around wonderfully! So this is steamed chicky with a twist! :p

As for the rice, all I can say is... "OMG". Haha. I did it!
My first plate of chicken rice...



Couldn't have asked for more because Superhero W felt it tasted even better than most chicken rice stalls outside. The colour may be a little paler in comparison, but the taste is definitely there. Very chicky indeed! Superhero W suggested that maybe I should use some turmeric for the extra colouring next time. Hmm... true also eh?! *grins*

Since there should be a vegetable dish in every of our meals, I decided to stir-fry some cabbage to balance out the meal...



If you're wondering where's our chilli sauce, well... since I only have my sambal (which my Superhero Mum made herself! :p) in the fridge, decided add a little twist to my chilli sauce. Added lime juice from one limau kasturi, and it's all done. Tasted like some super pekat asam pedas sauce! Haha. Delicious...

In the end, it was a hugely satisfying meal... and it's making me awfully hungry just by writing this post! OH, can't wait to work on my next chicken rice meal... Hopefully it will turn out even better the next time around! :p

4 comments:

Paris said...

Next time try adding a dollop of butter or margarine into the rice. It adds colour and lovely flavour. Excellent attempt and if SHW says its good, it must be! ;) ~ pink parisian


twosuperheroes said...

Oh yeah.. butter! Thanks, paris. We'll definitely try adding that in our subsequent attempt. Haha. :p


Jen's Place said...

Hi~!
Yummy!!! You make me want to cook chicken rice for dinner soon! hahahaha!


twosuperheroes said...

Hi Jen, haha..yeah, go go...but remember to leave some for us to try yeah..haha. :p