Camp Cooking: Claypot Chicken Rice Recipe
The climate has taken a flip for the perfect! It was GORGEOUS out in the present day and the forecast is trying sunny which suggests, tenting season! Final 12 months we began tenting in late Might however possibly this 12 months we’ll be capable to head out a bit early? Fingers crossed, anyway.
Within the meantime, right here’s a camp recipe that I made on repeat final summer time: claypot rooster rice. Every thing is cooked in a single pot (or skillet with a lid) and once you prep every part at dwelling, it comes collectively in a flash. I do know some individuals are all concerning the dehydrated meals for ease of cooking, however in case you’re simply occurring a brief weekend journey and aren’t climbing out to the backcountry, then that is the recipe for you.
Claypot rooster, in case you haven’t had/heard of it, is a basic Chinese language dish. They’ve variations of it throughout Asia, however the one I’m most conversant in is the Hong Kong selection: rice and rooster and Chinese language sausage cooked in a claypot then drenched in a candy and savory soy sauce. The flavour of rice cooked over a charcoal fireplace can’t be beat. I really like how the juices from the sausage and rooster soak into the rice. Plus, in case you’re fortunate, there’ll be some crispy rice on the backside.
This camp model follows the identical common guidelines: rooster, Chinese language sausage, and rice cooked up in a pot. For ease, I stirred in a few of the sauce earlier than cooking every part and saved some further to pour on prime. Critically good, particularly once you’re exterior, hanging subsequent to the campfire.
Completely happy claypot-ing!
Claypot Hen Rice Recipe
- oil, for the pan
- 2 rooster rooster thighs, reduce into 1 inch items
- 2 hyperlinks Chinese language sausage, sliced
- 2 cloves garlic, sliced
- 1 cup rice of alternative
- 1/four cup sliced wooden ear mushrooms
- 1 tablespoon candy soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
- 1 tablespoon gentle soy sauce
- half of tablespoon darkish soy sauce
- half of tablespoon shaoxing wine
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
- salt and freshly floor pepper
- 1.5 cups water
- sliced inexperienced onions for garnish
- chili flakes, if desired
Notes: To make this straightforward to prepare dinner whereas at camp, I precut the rooster and froze it, which saved it good and chilly. I pre-sliced the Chinese language sausage in addition to combined up the sauce and put it in a glass bottle. On the campsite, I simply sliced up the garlic and inexperienced onions, however in case you’re cooking this on the primary day you arrive at camp, you possibly can go forward and try this at dwelling too.
In a pot with a lid, warmth up a contact of oil over medium excessive warmth. Add rooster and sausage, flippantly fry, stirring often, till golden. Stir in garlic, fry till flippantly golden. Stir in rice, mushrooms, half of the sauce, and water. Season with a little bit of salt and freshly floor pepper. Convey to a boil over medium-high then flip warmth all the way down to low, cowl, and prepare dinner for 18-20 minutes. Let stand, with lid on, for 5-10 minutes. Take away lid, fluff, and serve with inexperienced onions, further sauce, and chili flakes, if desired. Take pleasure in!