Step 1: preparation
Cut garlic and ginger into small chunks
Cut onion likewise
Separate/cut meat from drumstick bones. Reserve bones. Cut drumstick meat and breast fillet into cutlets. Marinate meat cutlets and bones with seasoning sauce listed in supply list.
Rinse rice in bowl until water is clear. Leave 1cm of water to soak the rice as this will make good rice texture.
Heat oil on a pan
To fry garlic and ginger
When they are fragrant, add in the onion and fry on high heat until onion sweats, around 5 minutes
Leave it aside with heat off for later use
Step 2: making chicken soup
Chinese style dried scallop is to used to sweeten soup that we are going to make, but completely optional.
Boil 250ml of water with dried scallops
With lid on. Let it boil to soften the scallop and sweeten the soup. Watch out for the amount of water left as it boils. Make sure the level of water always covers the scallops. Leave at medium heat
When scallop is soft (mine is around 20 minutes later), put in the marinated drumstick bones.
Add in water enough to cover the bones. (If you do not have scallops, start making soup from this step)
Cover with lid
When it boils turn to medium heat
Until water evaporates to this level, say 10 minutes later. Watch out for water level again.
Removes bones from soup.
Add in the fried onions, garlic and ginger
Add in the marinated meats
Give a good stir
With lid on, still on medium heat let the chicken cook
Until the colour shows it is cooked!
Sieve the soup out
Keep the cooked chicken for later use
Step 3: Putting everything together
Meanwhile you can see the soaked rice has suck up some water
Im using the same pan used to cook chicken
Put in the rice
Add in the chicken soup
With lid on, cook the rice
My rice is a bit uncooked at this point. Ideally the soup should be enough to cook the rice fully
Add in the cooked chicken, and mix
As my rice is not fully cooked, i added around 20ml of hot water and mixed on medium heat .
I left it on very low heat to help the rice cooked until rice is fully cooked. Please ignore this and previous step if your rice is fully cooked.
Feel free to add on boiled vegetables like broccoli. Sprinkle with spring onions and enjoy!!