Sunday, August 7, 2011

Lazy Haianese Chicken Rice

Laziness is the mother of invention- or so it is at Casa Lola.

The other week, I bought a package of chicken wings for both Django and I. He would get one or two to chew on (and strew around the apartment) and I would use the rest to make soup. Realising I was missing a couple of key ingredients for chicken soup, I wondered what else I could make in a hurry. I opened the cupboard and the first thing I spotted was a bottle of Vietnamese chilli sauce and a light bulb went off in my head; Hainainese chicken rice- my stylie!

  • Chicken pieces of your choosing
  • Water
  • Salt
  • Rice
  • Frozen baby peas (the one's from Aldi rock)
  • Vietnamese Chilli Sauce in a squeezy bottle from all Asian grocers
Place chicken pieces in a saucepan and cover with water (don't fill). Add salt to season. Boil till cooked. Take out chicken and rest on a plate. Add rice to the stock you just made with the chicken pieces as well as the peas. Cook till the rice has absorbed the stock- add more water if still uncooked.

When rice is ready, add to plate with chicken. Serve with a huge squirt of chilli sauce.

Great for a simple lunch/dinner/hangover snack.