This is a simple dish that I cook when I don’t have much in my pantry and when I don’t feel like spending too much time preparing dinner. It’s fast, convenient and most importantly, nutritious so you don’t feel that you’re shortchanging yourself in any way. I highly recommend this dish to full-time working moms who don’t have too much time to spend in the kitchen on weekdays! 🙂
Well, Alicia ate only some of the baked rice, and without the cheese for that matter. She’s just not a “cheesy” gal, I guess. I had to top up her dinner with a mini banana muffin and her usual pan-fried cod… Oh well… I guess she needs time to accept new tastes and new food!
- 200-250g chicken fillet, remove tendons and cut into small cubes
- 1 can of Campbell's Cream of Celery
- A mixture of mozarella and parmesan cheese (as much as you like!)
- 2-3 handfuls of frozen mixed vegetables
- 160g rice grains (or 1 cup using the cup that came with my rice cooker)
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- water for cooking 1 cup of rice (according to your rice cooker)
- 1 tablespoon chicken marinade
- a few dashes of ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
- 1 teaspoon hua diao jiu
- a dash of sesame oil
- Marinate chicken with seasoning. You can do this the night before cooking.
- Cook rice as you normally do in the rice cooker.
- When the rice is cooked, mix the butter in evenly with the rice.
- Mix in the chicken fillet and mixed vegetables till the ingredients and rice are well-mixed.
- Scoop half the portion of the mixture into a casserole dish.
- Spread half the can of cream of celery evenly on the surface of the mixture.
- Place a layer of cheese on the cream of celery if you want the baked rice to be extra cheesy. Otherwise, skip this step.
- Scoop the other half of the rice mixture into the casserole dish.
- Again, spread the cream of celery evenly on the rice mixture.
- Top with cheese evenly.
- Pre-heat oven to 180degC.
- Place the dish into the oven and bake at 180degC for 20-30min (or when the cheese browns beautifully). [Note that oven temperatures may vary and I've had to increase the temperature in my new oven to 200degC.]
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