Monday, July 14, 2008

Yam Rice

Cold winter nights and days means I'm on the lookout for heartwarming meals. One pot dishes seem to work for me recently. Perhaps the cold has made me a lazier cook!

Inspired by a recent bought cookbook in Singapore, I gathered up the ingredients and experimented with this dish. I grew up watching "Fang Tai's" cookery shows with my grandma and remembered her constant deep frying dishes! This book titled "Quick and Easy Meals" featured healthy meals that looked tasty (there, u know one of my other weakness, pretty photos!) and I thought I could give it a go!

Yam Rice
200 grams of diced yam
1 chicken breast
1 tsp of chopped ginger
2 cups of rice
1/2 cup of dehydrated chopped shitake mushrooms
1 onion chopped

1 tablespoon of dark soya
2 tablespoon of light soya
3 tablespoon of oyster sauce
1 tsp of sesame oil
1/4 cup of huo tiao jiu
white pepper
1/2 cup of chicken stock

1) Chop yam into bite size pieces. Boil yam pieces till cooked. Drain. Set aside.

2) Marinate slices of chicken breast in sesame oil and 1 tsp light soya sauce.

3) Heat oil in a smaller pan. Saute yam pieces till brown.

4) Heat oil in a larger pan. Gently saute onion and ginger. Add chicken breast and fry quickly. Add seasoning, mushrooms and yam. Set aside.

5) Cook rice. Just as the water boils, add cooked ingredients into rice cooker.

6) Cook through. Fluff rice and serve with chili strips.


tigerfish said...

Yam rice! My dad's fav. We used to have this once in 2 weeks back in Sg. But that's a long time ago.

Fang Tai - I wonder where is she now? But I know his son hosted a cooking show in HK.

Mochachocolata Rita said...

i am big big fan of yam! gosh it is hot here and it's cold there hehehe

Kenny Mah said...

Oooh, I *heart* yam rice. Wish we had this everywhere like nasi lemak or char kway teow... I rather eat this and it's so much healthier!

Maybe I should hunt some yams down this weekend and try this recipe at home. Thanks for sharing the recipe, dear! :)

wmw said...

Oooh...I love Yam, yam rice, yam with stewed pork, caramelised yam...hahaha...

Dee said...

I suddenly feel really left out; I've never eaten yam rice! Waaah, I'm obviously missing out :(

Little Corner of Mine said...

I like yam rice too! I managed to try the yam rice at Formosa Garden in SS2 when I was back.

doggybloggy said...

this does look hearty and when it gets cold here I am going to check back on this dish....

D said...

Man, I love this stuff with braised duck. Some of the more traditional braised duck shops still serve this. But if I do make this, I think I'll substitute the chicken breast with fatty pork belly though muaha!

Katie said...

That looks great! I love your blog - beautiful pictures & tasty recipes :)

daphne said...

tigerfish-I havent had this in years! and then develop a sudden craving for it! I think Fang Tai is now writing cook books..I saw alot of them at the bookshop recently. Not sure if she is still hosting cookery shows though.

Mocha- ya! but i take cold than hot anyday. =)

kenny- I still crave for nasi lemak! hehe. Still u r right, this is much healthier.

wmw- now u r talking girl!

dee- u hv to try! It's good! real good. Just carbs overload.. haha.

little corner-oh oh! are they good? hv to try next time.

doggybloggy- oh yeah!

d- GOOD IDEA with the braised duck. I didnt think of that!

katie- Thanks girl!! your blog is good too!

noobcook said...

Fang tai's son on teebee? I wanna watch, haha ... to see if he's handsome, erm I mean if he can cook well or not :P

Yam rice is one of my mum's fave dishes, I should learn this n impress her! ;)

SIG said...

Wow, you are back to blogging at fast speed haha. I haven't been online in a few days and have to catch up so much. My grandma used to love yam rice. :)

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