Monday, March 16, 2009

Hot Pot Chicken-Cuttlefish Rice

This is another "one wok chicken rice" that comes with a yummy flavour. My kids called it dark chicken rice and they love the great taste. The rice comes with a nice aroma of fried jue-hu si (cuttlefish strips). Perfect for a lazy mum like me as I enjoy going for simple approach cooking with good taste and importantly attracting good appetite.....Viola! It's delicious and no fuss.

My definition of simple n easy approach is getting the dish without having to go through too many tedious steps but instead focusing on critical step found in the dish.

Time to prepare : less than 40 minutes

What do you require? - serve 4
  • 1/2 chicken - chopped into pieces

  • cup of rice - wash clean

  • some cuttlefish strips (jue-hu si)

  • 5 shallots (small red onions) - cut into slices

  • 1 Tbs fish sauce (optional) - obtain from the hypermart or grocery shop

  • 1 Tbs dark soya sauce

  • chopped spring onion and fried shallots - for garnishing

What to do next?

  1. Heat a little oil in the wok, fry the shallots till aromatic, add in the cuttlefish strips and stir fry till fragrant.

  2. Add in the chicken and stir fry for few seconds, add in the washed rice, fish sauce (if no fish sauce, add pinch of salt instead), dark soya sauce and stir around till the rice gets dry.

  3. Once step 2 is done, drop all into the rice cooker, add appropriate amount of hot water and let the rice cooker cook for you. Remember to garnish with chopped spring onions and fried shallots..

Enjoy your Meal - hot pot chicken rice!


  1. Nice looking dish. by the way you have a nice blog.

  2. Thank you for dropping is simple and ordinary, happy trying chinese dishes..