Claypot Chicken Rice Recipe (without Claypot)
July 17th, 2007 73 Comments

Claypot Chicken Rice Recipe (without Claypot)

Claypot Chicken Rice
Claypot Chicken Rice pictures (3 of 6)

I am lazy by nature, very lazy.

If I were to choose something to describe my laziness, it’s probably snake. Yeah, I am kind of like a snake. I don’t like to move around too much, unless I really have to, for example: when I have to eat or when nature calls. My perfect way of spending time is just to sit around and do nothing. In my opinion, being idle is one of life’s greatest luxuries. Sitting around, lying about, curling up in a ball on the couch, in the bed, just do nothing. Well, throw in some day dreaming here and there…you get the idea.

But I feel lazier than usual recently. I must have been bitten by a giant lazy bug–I am lethargic, unmotivated, sluggish, and blah. My laziness has affected my daily rituals; I haven’t mopped my floor for two weeks, haven’t cleaned the kitchen countertop in the last three weeks, haven’t vacuumed since last month. (Yeah, my house will soon become a natural habitat for Spiderman as cobwebs are popping up everywhere.)

Perhaps it’s just the hot hot summer. The heat drains energy and vitality, plus summer beckons outdoor activities. So, I spend less time in the kitchen and more time outside having fun (which I should be)…

Salted Fish

I still cook, but I cheat a lot, such as this claypot chicken rice without claypot. I love claypot chicken rice but I am too lazy to cook it from scratch. So, for convenience purposes, I used rice cooker. Why not? Who has time to stand there in front of the stove and wait for eternity for the chicken rice to cook in the claypot while there is a do-it-all-by-itself rice cooker? Duh. I have better things to do outside of the kitchen.

I am going to enjoy this summer and take things slow. So be prepared to get one or two posts a week from me. Be rest assured, even though I am lazy, I never sacrifice taste or authenticity when it comes to my cooking.

OK, I just got lazy again, so I will have to share my claypot chicken rice recipe later. *wink*

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  1. babe_kl says:

    hey, i have the same type of lazy bug in me too :p

  2. Luke says:

    That looks pretty tasty. Do you have a recipe?

  3. team bsg says:

    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.

  4. team bsg says:

    sorry keyboard problem shud read cooking that one

  5. Lydia says:

    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…

  6. sc says:

    looks more like those steam rice bowl with dishes on top :)

  7. sim says:

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

  8. Passionate Eater says:

    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!

  9. pablopabla says:

    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 ;)

  10. Chubbypanda says:

    *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.

  11. WokandSpoon says:

    Sounds like that lazy bug is going around! I’ve been bitten too.

  12. UnkaLeong says:

    *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?

  13. joey says:

    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! :)

  14. wmw says:

    Hope the lazy bug will be gone soon! :o)

  15. Orchidea says:

    I love claypot chicken rice… the best I had was in S’pore… it was so good!

  16. ernchee says:

    i really really like the picture of the bowl of rice.
    Its not just the rice, but the whole picture.

  17. Marvin says:

    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.

  18. lucia says:

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

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

  19. Mandy says:

    I know what you mean. The lethargy and laziness in summer months! I cook and bake less often over here too :(

  20. PrincessJournals says:

    and i tot i was the only one getting the lazy bug fr the sun! lol!

  21. Cynthia says:

    Go lie down or laze around, the recipe can wait. I am glad that you have the time to just chill.

  22. Kenny Mah says:

    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…

  23. tigerfish says:

    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.

  24. Amy says:

    I totally know what you mean, heat makes me sooo lethargic. I hate vacuuming to begin with. :P

  25. babe_kl says:

    Bee, I’ve come out with this year’s Merdeka Open House topic, pls check Merdeka Open House 2007. Hope you can join the fun.

  26. Anonymous says:

    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.

  27. mano says:

    hi there

    try for all your local dishes. They are local leading food delivery service in Klang valley.

    TRY http://WWW.WEDELIVER.COM.MY – If you like to have your local dishes served at your door step.

  28. The Cooking Ninja says:

    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.

  29. SteamyKitchen says:

    I’m LAZY LAZY too!!!

    Lets go on a girls vacation to Italy

  30. Nate 2.0 says:

    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.

  31. Stephanie says:

    I don’t need summer heat to be lazy… any season, spring, autum, winter and I’m a slug!

  32. lucia says:

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

  33. Tricia Lee-Chin says:

    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!

  34. Rasa Malaysia says:

    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!

  35. msiagirl says:

    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 ;)

  36. veron says:

    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?

  37. yothemans says:

    if i were reading your blog in the office when i am hungry,this will probably kill me off

  38. teckiee says:

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

  39. Big Boys Oven says:

    Ha! ha! ha! That’s why my rice cooker is so handy. Have Rice Cooker Will Travel, mate!

  40. Aria says:

    oh that looks heavenly!! yum, this recipe is getting bookmarked how can i resist this chicken rice?!!

  41. Ming_the_Merciless says:

    This recipe really, really makes my mouth water. I haven’t had claypot chicken rice in awhile.

  42. Anonymous says:


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

  43. Bell says:

    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…

  44. Bell says:

    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……

  45. wagamama206 says:

    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?


  46. Caroline says:

    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!!!

  47. Angmoh says:

    Hey great recipe. It was easy to follow and the results were impressive!


  48. Anonymous says:

    I tried your claypot chicken rice recipe last month. I know il be making claypot chicken rice many many more times!

  49. Amy says:

    Thanks for this wonderful ‘claypot’ rice~
    I can see myself cooking it more often now~ ;)

  50. ren says:

    this is great.. just how my dad makes it.. he’s a great cook and so are you =)

  51. Naveena says:

    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?

  52. Susan says:

    thanks for sharing your wonderful recipes! what is chicken boullion powder?

  53. molly low says:

    Thank you so much! My first experience in cooking clay pot chicken rice and it turn out so well.

  54. Sharmila says:

    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!

  55. Adeline says:

    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!!!

  56. Dorey says:

    what kind of fish do you use???

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  60. Cyn says:

    Hi, what’s the ginger for? do we use it when marinating the chickn?


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  62. uk_angmoh says:

    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!

  63. Babychinchilla says:

    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.

  64. Rachel says:

    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)?

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  66. Jenny Ken says:

    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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