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Claypot chicken rice

My weekends are always tied up with the routine “once-a-week” groceries shopping. Last Sunday was even busier. After all the housework and cooking, we have to rush for an appointment. Due to time constraints, I just snapped some quick shots of my chicken rice directly from the claypot. Later on, I only realized that my cooked rice had been fully covered by the ingredients. As we had started eating, I had...

Not my usual lunch

This afternoon, I had created a very “fusion” combo for my son and myself. => Cabbage omelettes + sesame seeds rice balls + stir-fried mushrooms. (However, my son who is a fan of soup, after finishing his meals, said “Mummy, where is today’s soup?” :-[ ) This lunch combo is also great to use as a bento set. Recipes for cabbage omelette rolls and sesame seeds rice ball are adapted and modified from...

Simple pizza bread

We love pizza and always want to bring our son to eat pizza. But the strange thing is whenever we dined out, we always ended up with something else. The reason is my “emperor” only prefers authentic pizza and we are still searching for one. As I don’t have an oven now, it is impossible to make a homemade pizza. Recently I found an interesting posting at this blog about no-dough pizza bread! At...

Braised chestnut (栗子)with chicken

Ingredients: 200g Chinese chestnuts (fresh) 2 chicken thighs (de-boned & skinless) – marinated with 2 tbsp light soya sauce, dash of sugar and cornflour for at least ½ hour 5 fresh mushrooms 2-3 tbsp wolfberries (kei chi – 枸子) 4 cloves garlic (bruised) Coriander leaves (for garnishing) 300ml water Seasonings: 2 tbsp oyster sauce 1 tbsp concentrated Maggi chicken stocks(上汤) Dash...

Cream of mushroom soup (1)

Ingredients: 200g fresh button mushrooms (chopped) 1 large white onion (diced) 1 large stalk of celery (diced) 360ml stock (I diluted 1 tbsp concentrated chicken stock with water) 300ml fresh milk 30g butter 3 tbsp plain flour Salt and black pepper to taste Methods: 1. Melt butter in a cooking pot. 2. Bake onion until translucent. 3. Lightly brown the mushrooms, then followed by celery 4. Stir in flour and...

Pumpkin rice

Ingredients: 120g rice (2 persons) – (rinsed and soaked for 15 mins) 160g pumpkin (cut into cubes) 1 chicken thigh (de-boned, removed skin and cut into small cubes) 4-5 fresh medium size shiitake mushroom (washed with running water, cut into small chunks) 25g dried prawns (pre-soaked for 15 mins, retained water for cooking later) 5 shallots (sliced thinly) 3 tbsp oil Water for cooking (depending on the...

Kiddy “mushroom rice”

This is another variation from the mushroom rice. Ingredients: Cooked rice Chicken fillet (cube) – marinate with light soya sauce, sugar & corn flour Frozen mixed vegetables Assorted fresh mushroom Garlic – diced Butter Seasonings: Teriyaki sauce Shaoxing cooking rice wine Dash of sugar and pepper Methods: 1. Use some butter to stir-fry the chicken until brown and set aside 2. Melt the remaining...

Mushroom rice

Ingredients: Cooked rice for 2 350g assorted mushroom (enoki bunch, shittake, white button mushroom) 20g butter 1 tbsp sugar 4 cloves garlics, diced Coriander leaves (for garnishing) Seasonings: 4 tbsp terriyaki sauce 3 tbsp Chinese cooking rice wine Dash of sugar and pepper Methods: 1) Heat up butter in a wok. Put in chopped garlic when the butter is half melted. Stir-fry the garlic until fragrant. 2) Add...
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