When I was a child I ate an unusual amount of Asian food, my mum loves it, and I have always LOVED chili.
In fact during a short period we stayed with a family in Kuala Lumpur, and when we went out to eat I would order Chili Crab, the locals would gather to watch this young child smash a whole crab, hot and messy. Nothing’s changer ;).
This is a cheats version of one of my fave dishes. It is really easy to make, with subtle flavors and the best thing is that the broth and chicken leftovers will keep you going for days!
Freeze your leftover broth and use for stick later, however this is a bone broth so don’t be worried if it is a little jelly like.
- 3 cm ginger, sliced
- 1 onion, peeled and halved
- 2-3 small free range chickens (depending on your family size)
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 3 cloves garlic, sliced
- 1 cup jasmine rice
- 1 cup sticky rice (use only jasmine if you don't have any)
- Sea salt
- TO SERVE
- Soy sauce
- Mix of minced 1 cm ginger and 1 clove garlic soaked in sesame oil (optional)
- In a large pot your onion, cut side down over medium heat and allow to brown the pot (this gives the soup a little colour).
- Add the ginger and fill the pot ⅔ with water, bring to boil.
- Add the chickens, if you can place them breast side down. Reduce to a simmer, cook for 15 mins, turn the chickens over ,cook for another 10 mins, then turn them again, for another 10 mins.
- Remove chickens from the water, check they are cooked by poking them with a skewer. If they are done the fluid the comes out will be clear not bloody.
- If they are done, cool the chooks until you are able to touch them (or use tongs). Remove the meat from the carcass and put the bones back in the soup pot. Once all done get the liquid boiling and add a little salt to get the broth tasting lovely.
- While the bones are boiling, rice the rice then add the sesame oil and garlic to a medium pot. Saute the garlic for a moment then add the rice and 5 cups of chicken broth (from the pot on your stove!!) and cook over medium heat until the rice is soft and fluffy. Add a little salt if you need.
- Shed the chicken up into bite sized pieces.
- Serve the meal by giving people a bowl of soup and a plate of chicken and rice. They can add soy/garlic/chili as they please!