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Claypot Chicken Rice Recipe (without Claypot)


Recipe: Claypot Chicken Rice without Claypot

2 cups rice
1 skinless chicken breast & 2 chicken drumsticks
1 stalk scallion (chopped)
3 inches ginger (peel the skin and chop into thin strips)
6 shitake mushrooms (soak in hot water for 30 minutes and cut into halves)
1 small piece salted fish (cut into small pieces)
2 Chinese sausage (sliced) – optional

Seasoning for chicken:

2 tablespoons oyster sauce
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon chicken boullion powder
1/2 teaspoon corn starch
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
5 dashes white pepper powder
1/4 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon Shaoxing cooking wine (or rice wine)

Seasoning for rice:

2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/2 tablespoon dark soy sauce
2 teaspoons cooking oil
1 pinch of salt


1)Chop the chicken breast and chicken drumsticks into pieces.
2)Add the chicken seasoning and mix well. Marinate for an hour in the fridge.
3)Rinse and clean the rice in a rice cooker as if you are making steamed rice after the chicken is marinated for an hour.
4)Add the rice seasoning and cooking oil into the rice and start cooking the rice.
5)At the same time, heat up a wok with some cooking oil. Add in the chicken and shitake mushrooms.
6)Quickly stir-fry the chicken until half-cooked. Add in the chopped scallions. Dish out and set aside.
7)Deep fry the salted fish and set aside.
8)Add the chicken into the rice cooker when the rice is almost dry (about 7-8 minutes) and continue to cook till rice is completely cooked.
9)Leave the rice cooker on “Stay Warm” for 15 – 20 mintues before serving.
10)Top the chicken rice with fried salted fish and serve immediately.

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74 COMMENTS... read them below or add one

  1. team bsg

    gal u need some real inspiration, like maybe go cocking without oooking? Or got anything to do with boys or not ? Or maybe its Men again.

  2. Lydia

    I love cooking in the rice cooker! Especially in this hot weather, when I don’t want to turn on the stove or the oven. Looking forward to your recipe for this chicken…

  3. sim

    By looking at the title, I was wondering – Oi, where got claypot??? There goes the first sentence….’I am lazy’! Looks tasty though..

  4. Passionate Eater

    At the frequency you post, I would NEVER call you lazy! I just wanted to thank you for your kind comments on my site regarding my move away from SF. You are a source of inspiration and friendship, and I am glad that I “virtually” am getting to know you from your food blog. Best wishes Bee!

  5. pablopabla

    Woohoo!! Once a while we will rice cooker-pot the chicken rice just like you but I still prefer the real thing out there, especially with the burnt rice bits ;)

  6. Chubbypanda

    *patpat* That’s why I hired a maid to help the wife around the house. Like you, we both work full time at stressful jobs. Laziness is a luxury we can afford. If you’d like, I can give you the name of the lady who cleans for me. =)

    The oven also works for clay pot rice, but it’s too hot this month to use the oven. Crock pots do an ok job.

  7. UnkaLeong

    *Psst* Let you in on a little secret, am a “snake” by birth..I call it being efficient…not lazy ;) ROFL.

    Dish looks delicious. Recipe?

  8. joey

    I know the feeling! Doing nothing is a lost art…I’m glad to see I’m not the only one who loves it :) Ok, take your time and my rice cooker is at the ready for your recipe! :)

  9. Marvin

    With me, laziness is an actual character trait rather than being a bug bite. So consider yourself lucky that you can become productive whenever you want;) Me, I’m lazy by nature.

    Can’t wait for the recipe.

  10. lucia

    my mum had once made claypot chicken rice using the rice cooker! nice!

    once in a while, the lazy bug do bite us, girl. :)

  11. Kenny Mah

    I have both the Lazy Bug and the Procrastination Bug… LOL

    But here’s me doing some catch-up:

    1. Congrats on your chives pic winning!

    2. Will send your secret project for submission this weekend. *wink, wink*

    3. Three cheers for taking things slow this summer! :)

    Now for more yummy posts from Rasa Malaysia…

  12. tigerfish

    Hiya…lazy bug in me too…which Spiderman come visit you har, 1,2 or 3? Enjoy the longer days…I’m also posting lesser now.

  13. Anonymous

    hey gal, that so-called “laziness” may be no more than a case of mild depression. Which hits us all once in a while. You know the feeling — no motivation, daily grind of chores, school, work, cleaning up, the sameness every single day, nothing to look forward to. Like, why clean when it will get messy again in a day or two, right?

    Antidote? Sleep more. Get involved, whether it be community work, new hobby, seek new friend to go with to art gallery, cinema, etc. Don’t get me wrong, depression hits us all like the flu bug, only that we don’t recognize it. Once you recognize it for what it is, it is easier to get your motivation (and energy) back.

    Sleep and get well soon. Coz you are everybody’s sunshine here.

  14. The Cooking Ninja

    Is that salted fish I see on your photo? Enjoy your summer as long as it lasts. We are still waiting for summer to arrive in Nantes.

  15. Nate 2.0

    We do claypot chicken in the rice cooker to, sometimes. The only problem is that with the nonstick pot, you don’t get all those nice crispy burned rice bits at the bottom of the pot.

  16. lucia

    i think we will not see RM replying to the comments here because she has a good reason – she is lazy. LOL!

  17. Tricia Lee-Chin

    Aaaaaaaah! Able to just do NOTHING!! What a luxury!!! Can’t do that anymore with a 2.5 year old running around!!! LOL!!!

    Cleaning??? Aiya! Get a maid lor! That was one of my “conditions” when I got married! Told my hubby I can cook but definately no cleaning of any kind!!! Ha! Ha! Ha!

    Can’t wait to check-out your recipe!

    Keep cool!

  18. Rasa Malaysia

    Babe – welcome to the land of snakes…like ular…very lazy. LOL.

    Luke – I will share my recipe tomorrow…ok?

    Lydia – will share tomorrow…haha, today I am responding to comments. Stay tuned, it’s worth it. :)

    Sim – LOL. Yep…lazy.

    PE – Thanks for your sweet note…best wishes to you too! :)

    Pablo – of course, nothing can beat the real claypot chicken rice…this cheated version is just as good as it gets.

    CP – quick quick, I need the number of your cleaning lady…already sent you an email!

    Wok and Spoon – good to know that I am not the only one!

    Unka – wait one more day again for the recipe okay?

    Joey – thanks for your patience for my recipe…tomorrow okay?

    WMW – LOL…we shall see.

    Orchidea – next time try the ones in Malaysia…if you ever head out to Malaysia. :)

    Ernchee – thank you.

    Marvin – I am also lazy by nature…but have no choice but to cook as I don’t live in Malaysia! If I were, I wouldn’t be cooking that much, there is no need to cook because there are tooooo much good food outside.

    Lucia – yeah, what can I do…have to be lazy sometimes…cannot be rajin all the time right?

    Mandy – correct, plus there are a lot of “temptations” outside of the house in summer. LOL.

    Princess – another lazy person…good, welcome to the lazy club / club ular. LOL.

    Kenny – thanks for your comment, I replied on your blog. :)

    Cynthia – thanks for your understanding…yeah, the recipe can wait…laziness just can’t, hehehehe.

    Tiga – yeah, in summer internet traffic is lower…everyone is having fun in the sun. :)

    Amy – Vacuuming is the worst chore in the whole world, and that noise…that noise…gah!

    Babe – yes, I have checked it out…thanks for doing it again this year. :)

    Anonymous – who are you? I am really curious to find out who you are…;)

    Cooking Ninja – yes, salted fish is the best to go with claypot chicken rice….ooooh.

    Steamy – let’s go, what are we waiting for?

    Nate 2.0 – exactly…the disadvantage of having a non-stick bottom, in this case….LOL.

    Stephanie – right on…why choose the season…just be lazy and be proud of it. Whahahaha.

    Lucia – you really crack me up…too funny…I am replying my comment tonight just so I can surprise you, but recipe can wait one more day. LOL.

    Tricia – I have asked Chubby Panda to give me the cleaning lady phone number like NOW, AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!

  19. msiagirl

    Can I join the lazy club too? Sitting around daydreaming one of my fave things to do…the other is eating lar. Get cleaning person Quick! Frees you up for more important things. Just waiting to whip up some chicken in the rice cooker – what a perfect lazy idea – more more! Wasn’t the most lazy and therefore inventive person, Benjamin Franklin? Maybe that’s just a myth ;)

  20. veron

    Yeh, my house is a mess too. Have been traveling a lot, a lot of junk mail. Floor bearing foot print marks…it must be the weather alright. What is that on the square plate?! Looks like chunks of crispy fried pork belly?

  21. teckiee

    HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA i cant help but LOL! Claypot Chicken Rice without Claypot reminded me of my friend who ordered “curry ching tong noodles”

  22. Anonymous


    Your recipe looks great!!! Can’t wait to try!!! I intend to use chinese sausage but not sure when to add in! Heeheehee…

  23. Bell

    OoOooOoOh!! I can’t wait to try this out… maybe in the next couple of days or so. Cooking claypot rice in a rice cooker is ingenious… although you’d then miss out on scraping the crusty crispy rice off the bottom of the claypot at the end of your meal…

  24. Bell

    oOoOooOOoohh!! I can’t wait to try out this recipe! Probably in the next couple of days! Cooking claypot rice in the rice cooker is ingenious! Although you’ll miss out on scraping the bottom of the claypot for the crispy crust of rice at the end of your meal……

  25. wagamama206

    I have a question, in the ingredients section you list ginger, but I don’t see it used in the directions for this dish? I am thinking you would stir fry this w/ the chicken?


  26. Caroline

    Thought you would like to know that I tried this recipe yesterday and we loved it!!!!!!

    Thanks for sharing,.. and I will definitely try the other dishes as well!!!

  27. Naveena

    I have a question. to cook the rice, u add the seasonings to the rice and then do you add water since its being cooked in the rice cooker?

    ur website is so lovely.. i do miss being a malaysian now.

    • Well, rinse the rice like you are cooking regular steamed rice (meaning with water), then add the seasonings into the water and rice. The water will turn dark in color…does it make sense?

  28. Look at this site, Bee! The sheer effort that goes into something like this…you are far from lazy! :)
    I knew I’d find something nourishing and soothing and perfect for this cold weather on your site and here it is!

  29. Adeline

    This recipe is awesome!! My picky-eating daughter loves it! It’s definitely making appearance on our dinner table again. 5 stars for ease of preparation! Another 5 stars for yum factor! Thanks!!!

  30. uk_angmoh

    Thanks for such a great recipe, I’ve been making this dish using your recipe for quite a few years now and I’ll be cooking it again tonight for me and my wife.

    The only problem is that when I go on my annual visit to Singapore and try this dish it always seems tasteless in comparison to what I’ve become used to!

  31. Babychinchilla

    Hello Bee, I tried your recipe it was delicious. I have a recipe which i use to make clay pot chicken rice.

    I blend onions, garlic,lemongrass & ginger into paste.The chicken is then marinated with dark thick soya sauce with some white pepper.
    Half cook the rice and set aside.
    Heat pan in low heat and pour the paste into it, stir till you smell the fragrance and add the chicken.Add 1/2 cup of water and let chicken to cook, once the chicken is cook add the rice and let it cook, add water if necessary and accordingly. Add salt to taste.
    Chop some spring onions for garnishing.

  32. Rachel

    Hi Bee,

    I have tried the Claymore rice recipe and it is simple and nice.
    There is only one thing i hope to improve. How can i make the rice less soggy(grain by grain)?

  33. Jenny Ken

    Hmmm… very nice recepie! I have tried it in my Redmond 4502 – it’s the most delisiouse meal I have ever tried! When I came from home for me there was warm and tasty dinner. The same it in cook book of Redmond, but I never tried it! Thank u!

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