One Pot Chicken & Lemon Rice

One Pot Chicken & Lemon Rice
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This sounds really good. You will sear the chicken in a pan on the stove and will bake the rice and chicken together in the oven.
Servings Prep Time
5 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
50 minutes
Servings Prep Time
5 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
50 minutes
One Pot Chicken & Lemon Rice
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This sounds really good. You will sear the chicken in a pan on the stove and will bake the rice and chicken together in the oven.
Servings Prep Time
5 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
50 minutes
Servings Prep Time
5 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
50 minutes
Ingredients
For the Chicken & Marinade
For the Rice
For Garnish
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Add the chicken and marinade ingredients to a large zip lock bag and place in the fridge for at least 1 hour. Leaving the chicken to marinate overnight in the fridge would result in flavor.
  2. Preheat your oven to 180 C. Remove chicken from the marinade and reserve the remaining marinade.
  3. Heat 1/2 tablespoon in a large oven safe pan, cast iron pan would be perfect. If you do not have a oven safe pan, just use a regular pan you have and I will point out when to transfer the contents of the pan to a large baking dish.
  4. When the pan is hot, add the chicken skin side down and cook until golden brown, flip and cook the other side to golden brown. You are just searing, no need to cook through. Remove the chicken and set aside.
  5. Pour out fat and wipe out with a paper towel then heat the pan again with 1 tablespoon of oil, add the onion and saute until translucent, about 2-3 minutes. Add the rest of the rice ingredients and the marinade you reserved. Stir and let the mixture come to a boil, let it boil for 30 seconds then remove from heat.
Using an Oven Safe Pan
  1. Place the chicken on top of the rice, cover with a lid or foil and place in the oven. Bake for 35 minutes, then remove the cover or foil and bake for 10 more minutes or until all the liquid is absorbed by the rice and the rice is tender.
  2. Remove from the oven and let rest for 5-10 minutes before serving, garnish with parsley and lemon zest.
Using a Baking Dish
  1. If using a glass Pyrex dish, first rule is NEVER add a hot item to a dish at room temperature, there is a chance the dish will shatter.
  2. Second rule is never heat the dish when it is empty.
  3. You need to heat the dish first, do this by adding water to the dish, about 1/2 inch, heat the dish for 10 minutes or so in the oven, remove from the oven, then pour in the rice mixture, then top with the chicken, cover with foil, then place in the oven to bake.
  4. Bake for 35 minutes, then remove the cover or foil and bake for 10 more minutes or until all the liquid is absorbed by the rice and the rice is tender.
  5. Remove from the oven and let rest for 5-10 minutes before serving, garnish with parsley and lemon zest.
Recipe Notes

Figure about 70 Baht for the chicken. If you buy quarters and cut the thighs from the legs, you will have much larger thighs, reserve the legs for another dish. For 5 servings, this is about 42 cents per serving.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Beef & Spinach Stew

Beef & Spinach Stew
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This is an Arabic dish and I really don't have the proper name for it, so let's just go with Beef & Spinach Stew for now. This was provided by a good friend and he is asked to prepare this often by friends and family.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Beef & Spinach Stew
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This is an Arabic dish and I really don't have the proper name for it, so let's just go with Beef & Spinach Stew for now. This was provided by a good friend and he is asked to prepare this often by friends and family.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. In a large pot, heat a splash of olive oil then add the onion and garlic, cook until the onion is translucent. Add the beef and brown that until just cooked through, breaking it up and stirring with the spatula.
  2. Add spinach and stir in, season with salt and pepper as desired, add the cumin and allspice. The spinach will wilt down. When wilted and tender, remove from heat.
  3. Serve over rice with a squeeze or splash of lemon or lime juice over the top.
Recipe Notes

Figure 150 Baht for the beef. For 4 servings this is about $1.10 per serving.

Provided courtesy of good friend, Stephen Connell.
United States.

Chicken & Shrimp Fried Rice, African Style

Chicken & Shrimp Fried Rice, African Style
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This sounds absolutely delicious! On my to cook list for sure.
Servings Prep Time
10 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
10 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Chicken & Shrimp Fried Rice, African Style
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This sounds absolutely delicious! On my to cook list for sure.
Servings Prep Time
10 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
10 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Use a rice cooker to cook the rice, to the cooker add the rinsed rice, 1 teaspoon of salt, bay leaves, curry powder, and the chicken stock powder, add the appropriate amount of water and set to the Cook mode. When the cooker switches to Warm, spread the rice out on a large tray to cool, discard the bay leaves.
  2. Using a mortar and pestle, pound into a paste, the garlic, ginger, parsley, and a little water, as need to form a smooth paste. Set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, add the shrimp, season with a pinch of salt, 1/4 teaspoon white pepper, 1/2 teaspoon of the garlic paste, and mix to coat all the shrimp. Set aside.
  4. In another mixing bowl, add the chicken, and season with 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon white pepper, 1/2 teaspoon of the garlic paste, and mix into the chicken to coat all the pieces. Set aside.
  5. Heat some oil in a large pot, add the shrimp and cook, turning them after about two minutes and cook for another 2 minutes, until the shrimp are pink and cooked through, do not overcook them as that makes for tough shrimp. Remove when cooked through.
  6. Same pot, now add the chicken, also just cooking for about 4 minutes, turning them at about 2 minutes, until cooked through, remove the chicken from the pot.
  7. Same pot, heat more oil if needed, add the onion and spring onion and saute until the onion is translucent then stir in the remaining garlic paste and cook for about 2 minutes. Add the carrot, long beans, corn, and peas and stir to mix well.
  8. Stir in the chicken and shrimp, then add the rice and stir until well mixed, let this cook for just a minute or two to heat everything through, serve.
Recipe Notes

Figure 35 Baht for the chicken and maybe 100 Baht for the shrimp. For 10 servings, this is about 40 cents per serving.

This recipe for Chicken & Shrimp Fried Rice - African Style is from Precious Core.

Mushroom Rice II

Mushroom Rice II
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Sounds very nice and would be a great change up from everyday white rice. This can be a side, or a main dish for a light meal. On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
4-8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
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Sounds very nice and would be a great change up from everyday white rice. This can be a side, or a main dish for a light meal. On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
4-8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Quickly rinse then slice the mushrooms, not too thin though. If using Shiitake, remove the stems and just use the caps.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a large pot over medium high heat, when hot, add half of the mushrooms, season with salt and pepper as desired and cook until browned, stirring often, then remove from the pot and set aside.
  3. Same pot, add another 1 tablespoon of oil plus butter. When the butter is melted add the garlic and onions, cook for about 30 seconds then add the remaining mushrooms and cook for about 5 minutes or until lightly browned and the bottom of the pot is brown as well, don't worry about that, that is flavor we are going to use.
  4. Add a splash of the stock to the pot and scrape up the brown from the bottom, when the bottom is clean and the brown bits are mixed into the liquid, add the rice and mix in, then add the rest of the stock.
  5. Cover the pot with a lid and bring to a simmer, then reduce the heat to low. Cook for 15 minutes or until there is no liquid, til the pot to verify this.
  6. Remove from the stove, have the already cooked mushrooms and the spring onion ready, quickly remove the lid, dump in the cooked mushroom then the spring onion, and place the lid back on and let this sit for 10 minutes.
  7. Fluff rice with a spoon, and optionally stir in more butter if desired. Serve.
Recipe Notes

I will price this next time I get a load of mushrooms. I will say fair cost for now. This should be 4 servings as a main dish for a light meal, and 8 servings as a side dish.

Provided courtesy of good friend, Stephen Connell.
United States.

Rice Cooker Fish

Rice Cooker Fish
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For here in Thailand, think Pangasius, which is already boneless and skinless, or go with Barramundi but you will have to fillet those yourself. This is a quick meal to put together. This uses the common Cook/Warm rice cooker with a steamer basket. If you don't have a steamer basket, just continue reading to see how to do that. This is perfect for a small rice cooker.
Servings Prep Time
2-3 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2-3 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
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For here in Thailand, think Pangasius, which is already boneless and skinless, or go with Barramundi but you will have to fillet those yourself. This is a quick meal to put together. This uses the common Cook/Warm rice cooker with a steamer basket. If you don't have a steamer basket, just continue reading to see how to do that. This is perfect for a small rice cooker.
Servings Prep Time
2-3 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2-3 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. For the fish, Pangasius would be perfect but you can use any boneless and skinless fillets you prefer. Cut each fillet in half. For this recipe, 3-4 fillet pieces would fit in an even layer in the steamer basket.
  2. Rinse and add rice to your rice cooker pot, add water (chicken broth would be ideal here but not required) per your cooker's manufacturer suggestion (normally first knuckle up from your index finger tip). If you wish to steam a vegetable, like broccoli with the rice, add a pinch more liquid. Set the rice cooker to Cook.
  3. While the rice (and maybe vegetable) is cooking, place a sheet of foil in the steamer basket and push down to form an edge so no oil leaks out. Rub the olive oil on both sides of the fish, season with salt and pepper as desired, place fish on the foil, fold the foil over the steamer basket. IF YOU DO NOT have a steamer basket that came with rice cooker, prepare the foil the same way, making sure there is raised sides all the way around to prevent the oil from going into the rice. At about 15 minutes into cooking the rice, add the steamer basket to the cooker or add the foil pouch directly on top of the rice, and let the cooker switch to Warm setting, a lot of this depends on your rice cooker and how long it takes to cook 1 cup of rice. If the fillets are think, put this in a few minutes earlier.
  4. When the cooker switches to Warm, remove the fish and check that, it should easily flake with fork indicating it is done.
  5. Scoop out some rice into a small bowl, place a plate over the bowl, invert the plate while hold the bowl as well, place a fillet on top, place vegetables on the side, serve.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Clay Pot Chicken Rice (Rice Cooker)

Clay Pot Chicken Rice (Rice Cooker)
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Sounds really good. A basic Cook and Warm rice cooker is perfect for this recipe.
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Clay Pot Chicken Rice (Rice Cooker)
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Sounds really good. A basic Cook and Warm rice cooker is perfect for this recipe.
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Ingredients
Marinade
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Prepare the marinade and pour over the chicken in a shallow bowl, turn the chicken often and marinate for about 15-20 minutes.
  2. With a wok or skillet, heat the oil then cook the garlic and ginger until fragrant then add the mushrooms, chicken and the marinating sauce, salt, sugar, and white pepper. Cook until the chicken is no longer pink on the outside, remember, it will get steamed. Now add the rice into the wok or skillet and stir until the oil is combined throughout the rice.
  3. Pour the skillet or wok contents into your rice cooker, add the water as needed by the manufacturer of your rice cooker (normally first knuckle up from your index finger tip). Drizzle in the sesame oil. Set the rice cooker to Cook.
  4. When the rice cooker switches to Warm, wait another 15 minutes before opening, then open, fluff with a plastic spoon, serve.
Recipe Notes

The chicken, maybe 35 Baht, everything else is very cheap and probably on hand. For 3 servings, this is about 35 cents per serving.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Skillet Sausage & Vegetables

Skillet Sausage & Vegetables
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Sounds really good. On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Skillet Sausage & Vegetables
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Sounds really good. On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. In a large non stick skillet, on low heat, heat the olive oil and add the garlic, stir in the bell pepper and sausage and cook until smoked sausage is browned and the peppers tender.
  2. Add the onion and eggs and simmer for about 10 minutes until vegetables are tender and the liquid is absorbed.
  3. While this is cooking, prepare your rice or pasta to your liking.
  4. Add cooked rice or pasta to the sausage and vegetables to your liking and mix in.
  5. Serve with a vegetable on the side.
Recipe Notes

I will price this when I buy smoked sausage again, it is reasonable so I will say fair value for now.

Provided courtesy of good friend, Stephen Connell.
United States.

Mushroom Brown Rice

Mushroom Brown Rice
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Sounds like a great side dish. If I was a betting man, I would think white rice would well in this as well. I believe this will work in a rice cooker as well, I will test this out.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings as a side 10 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings as a side 10 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
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Sounds like a great side dish. If I was a betting man, I would think white rice would well in this as well. I believe this will work in a rice cooker as well, I will test this out.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings as a side 10 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings as a side 10 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings as a side
Instructions
  1. In a small pot, melt the butter then add the mushrooms and onion and stir and cook until the mushrooms are wilted and the onion softened.
  2. Add the bell pepper, black pepper, and salt to taste, and stir and cook for about a minute, then add the rice, stir and cook for 5-6 minutes.
  3. Now add the water, stir then cover and cook for about 15 minutes or until the water is absorbed and the rice cooked.
  4. Mix and serve as a side dish.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Saffron Rice (Rice Cooker)

Saffron Rice (Rice Cooker)
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This is Indian in nature, if you have never used saffron, understand it is the most expensive spice in the world, this is not cheap, and top dollar is paid for this spice. I will use my small rice cooker for this.
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings as a side 10 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings as a side 10 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Saffron Rice (Rice Cooker)
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This is Indian in nature, if you have never used saffron, understand it is the most expensive spice in the world, this is not cheap, and top dollar is paid for this spice. I will use my small rice cooker for this.
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings as a side 10 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings as a side 10 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings as a side
Instructions
  1. Add the stock into a small pot and place over high heat and bring to a boil and remove from heat.
  2. To the hot stock add the saffron, turmeric, cumin, garlic, chili, and fish sauce and mix well.
  3. Add the dry rice to the rice cooker pot then pour in the stock mixture. Stir, cover, and set to Cook mode.
  4. When the rice cooker switches to Warm, fluff the rice with a fork. Taste for saltiness, add fish sauce to adjust, and if too salty, add a squeeze or two of lemon or lime juice.
  5. Serve as a side dish with any Asian or Indian dish.
Recipe Notes

Saffron is the pricey item but just a small bit is used, this is an expensive spice regardless of your location. Overall, this is still a low cost dish.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Red Wine Risotto

Red Wine Risotto
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Sounds good, I have never eaten risotto so I must try this. This recipe is written as I found it. I have advice from a good friend to reverse the stock and wine, using the wine first and finishing with the stock. When I try this, I will make as listed first then will try the other approach. Sounds like a great side dish for sure.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings as a side 10 minutes
Cook Time
40-50 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings as a side 10 minutes
Cook Time
40-50 minutes
Red Wine Risotto
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Sounds good, I have never eaten risotto so I must try this. This recipe is written as I found it. I have advice from a good friend to reverse the stock and wine, using the wine first and finishing with the stock. When I try this, I will make as listed first then will try the other approach. Sounds like a great side dish for sure.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings as a side 10 minutes
Cook Time
40-50 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings as a side 10 minutes
Cook Time
40-50 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings as a side
Instructions
  1. Heat the stock in a saucepan and keep it warm at the side of the stove. Melt half the butter in a shallow saucepan, add the onion and season with salt and pepper to your liking, cook for 5-7 minutes until soft, but not browned. Stir in the rice, stirring constantly, until it absorbs the butter, about 2 minutes.
  2. Stir in about half the wine with a little salt and pepper and simmer, stirring, until the rice starts to dry, 5-7 minutes. Add a couple of ladlefuls of hot stock and continue simmering, stirring gently but constantly. When the rice dries again and needs more liquid, add the remaining wine.
  3. Continue cooking, stirring all the time and adding more stock in batches. At the end of cooking, the rice should be tender, still slightly al dente (chewy) and creamy from the starch that has begun to leach from the grains. This will take 25 to 35 minutes and don't hesitate to use plenty of stock.
  4. Take the risotto off the heat, add the remaining butter in pieces, and stir it into the rice as it melts. Taste and adjust the salt and pepper as needed.
  5. Serve immediately as a side dish topped with a bit of Parmesan cheese if desired. Served with fish cooked with cherry tomatoes on a bed of this risotto.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Inspired by good friend, Darhl Thomason.
United States.