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Fragrant Yam Rice Recipe

Fragrant Yam Rice Recipe

Fragrant Yam Rice Recipe

Ingredients :

    • Chicken meat – 300 g, cut into 2.5-cm pieces
    • Cooking oil – 3 Tbsp + more for deep-frying
    • Yam – 350 g, cut into 1.5-cm cubes
    • Shallots – 6, peeled and sliced
    • Dried prawns (shrimps) – 60 g, soaked for 15 minutes and drained
    • Rice – 300 g, washed and drained
    • Light soy sauce – 2 tsp
    • Fresh chicken stock – 875 ml
    • Spring onion (scallion) – 1, chopped
    • Red chilli – 1, sliced

Seasoning

    • Salt 1/2tsp
    • Sugar 1/tsp
    • Ground white pepper 1/4 tsp
    • Light soy sauce 1 tsp
    • Dark soy sauce 1/2 tsp
    • Sesame oil 1 tsp
    • Chinese rice wine 1 tsp
    • Cornfl our (cornstarch) 1 tsp

Method :

    1. Marinate chicken with combined seasoning ingredients and set aside.
    2. Heat oil for deep-frying and fry yam cubes for 8–10 minutes until just cooked. Drain from oil and set aside.
    3. Using the same oil, fry shallots until golden. Drain and set aside for garnishing.
    4. Remove all but 3 Tbsp oil and stir-fry prawns until fragrant. Dish out and set aside.
    5. Stir-fry rice in the same oil for 1–2 minutes. Stir in light soy sauce. Remove from heat and transfer rice to a rice cooker. Pour in chicken stock and switch on rice cooker to cook rice.
    6. When stock comes to a boil, add yam and chicken. Let rice cook until done. Garnish with shallot crisps, spring onion before serving.

Preparation time : 20 minutes
Cooking time : 45 minutes
Serves 4