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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Oven-baked Thai chicken rice


Can't seem to think what to write ugh !

Looking for some inspiration , I've been blog hopping for hours but all I got is a grumbling tummy lol

So , I just leave you , lurkers , with this scrumptious one-pot ( that is if you're using a dutch oven , mine is more like a wok slash baking pan , two-pot version ) meal .

Chicken + curry + coconut milk + rice together in one dish sounds like heaven to me and it surely tastes like it  ^___^

If you've seen my chicken curry rice last time , this version is so much better !

This recipe is really quiet healthy if you'll follow the original recipe but since I love to substitute , my version's more fattening .  

Now , I need to eat more of this before I expire from hunger ......


Recipe adapted from BBC GoodFood

Serves 4

1 tbsp oil
1 onion , chopped ( I used a combination of yellow onion and shallots )
400 grams mini chicken fillet ( 10 pieces wings and 75 grams fillet )
4 tbsps Thai green curry or less for milder taste ( scant 2 tablespoons )
250 grams ( a mix of ) basmati and wild rice , rinsed ( jasmine rice )
2  red bell pepper , deseeded and cut into wedges ( yellow and red )
finely grated zest and juice of 1 lime
400 grams reduced-fat coconut milk ( 340 grams coconut milk + 60 grams water )
250 ml boiling water ( hot chicken stock ) 
1 tsp brown sugar and a pinch of salt 
handful of coriander to garnish

* Preheat oven to 200°C . Heat oil in a shallow ***oven-proof casserole dish , stir fry onion until soften ,  5 minutes . Add chicken and curry paste and cook for 3 minutes , stirring to coat .

* Add in the rice and peppers and stir in the lime zest and juice , coconut milk and water ; bring to a boil , cover and put in the oven . Bake for 20 minutes until rice is fluffy . Serve hot .

*** I don't have a stove top to oven casserole dish or Dutch oven so I used the wok , cook all ingredients together in there before pouring the rice mixture into a 10-inch baking pan , cover the top with foil and baked it for 30 minutes .  ( After 20 minutes of cooking , take out the pan , stir the rice mixture  , put back into the oven and cook for another 10 minutes . ) 

* Marinate the chicken with some garlic powder , salt and pepper for at least an hour ( if you have time ) for better flavor ; pan fry until both sides are golden brown . 

22 comments :

  1. Hey Anne, basmati and wild rice for a Thai chicken rice, very innovative I must say. I was thinking you would say jasmine rice or some such....I am also feeling rather hungry and this yummy dish is not helping at all...I love these one pot meals, specially in summer when I do not want to spend more than 10 mins in the kitchen, will bookmark this and give it a try this summer :-) Hope you had a good meal :-)

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  2. Hi Anne! This is a nice variation from the Hainanse chicken rice which we Singaporean are more familiar with...

    Like your new writing style... short and sweet! :D

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  3. wow, this certainly looks delicious!you dont hv a caserrole but i see you have a nice tray to serve this! Many times it happens to me too that i dont know what to write for a post :D

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  4. WOW! I don't mind to have your version too. Looks so scrumptious and delicious!

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  5. This looks mouth watering. Need a bowl of this for lunch!

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  6. Hi Anne, I think this is great for a quick lunch meal too looks delicious!

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  7. Haha, you don't need words, my stomach is rumbling too ;) this looks fantastic!!

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  8. Looks delicious, love the vibrant colors and most of all sounds easy enough!

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  9. Interesting way to cook rice, and yeah, looks delicious and full of goodness!

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  10. Love this! Fattening recipes are always more delicious, Anne! :)

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  11. Hi Anne, excellent one pot meal. It look very inviting, 2 plates for me please!!! LOL

    Best regards.

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  12. Hi Anne,

    I have never cooked fired rice using this oven baked before. This is brilliant!

    Zoe

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  13. mmmmmm......love when I see crispy skin on chicken! sometimes there is just nothing to say, other than Here it is! It's awesome! :

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  14. What a gorgeous one pot meal! Normally dishes like that are so bland looking, but your peppers and coriander make this as beautiful as it is delicious! You're making me hungry!!!

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  15. Now that is something I really want to try. I cook half of my Indian vegetables in oven then why not rice. The complete dish looks interesting with all my favorite things.

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  16. Hi Anne,
    My kinda meal! One-pot and big flavours! Looks so delicious! Yum, yum!

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  17. That's my kind of my lunch! Very flavourful and delicious.

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  18. ha! hate blogging writer's block...that's what i love about food blogging though, there's always something to post with a recipe! this looks delicious! i love anything with coconut milk, and together with chicken and thai spices...yum!

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  19. Looks good, everything in the casserole and the meal is ready! :D Happy Easter.

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  20. Dear, never bake rice in oven before, thanks for sharing this quick and easy way, next time I can prepare for a quick lunch.,

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  21. Anne,
    This baked rice sounds great.
    Full of flavor in a pot.. Simply delish!
    mui

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