Thursday, October 7, 2010

Rice Cooker Chicken Drumstick ....

Wife was exceptionally busy this week, organising a big event for her company. So, I'm left with my little monster at home together with the maid. I was lazy to go out for dinner because firstly, I really don't know what to eat (and I'm sick of eating noodles for dinner since I have been having that for most lunches) and I had enough of Ryan not wanting to sit still and insisting of getting down and running all over the restaurant. There is really no peace in eating that way.

Instead, I've decided to cook something real simple and quick at home. Someone in a restaurant taught me and I think it's probably the simplest and fastest way to cook a chicken dish.

I bought two chicken drumstick, strip off the skin and cut into smaller pieces. Marinate them with soy sauce, salt, pepper, sugar, oyster sauce, ginger slices, garlic slices and plenty of chinese wine. Leave them alone for 15 to 20 minutes. Put them into a rice cooker and cook for 15 minutes. And they are done.

So for dinner last night, it was a simple meal of soy sauce chicken drumstick cooked with my rice cooker and baby spinach soup. Not only (I think) was it a better meal as compared to eating hokkien mee outside, at least I can eat more peacefully at home, not having to stress over Ryan running all over the place.

11 comments:

Adrine said...

The rice cooker is my best friend these days too :) Besides chicken, I use it to steam fish. I know it's breaking the "rule" of waiting for the water to boil b4 putting the fish, but honestly, I can't tell the diff.

And thx for the tip about using chinese wine. That's something I learned today :)

Daddy said...

No problem. In fact, I put in chinese wine in almost all my chinese dishes and either red or white wine for most of my western dishes..

sting said...

yea, simple meals for us too :-)

vickylow said...

Home cook is always most healthy.

Adrine said...

Is there a specific brand/type of chinese wine that is good for cooking?

Mom Daughter Style said...

the food looks delicious

MeRy said...

Oh...simple and delicious food.

Daddy said...

Adrine..i used hua teow chinese wine...

Beth said...

Bravo! you are one doting dad and a resourceful cook! :) ryan is so blessed to have you! :)

Leona said...

I totally agree with you about home cooked food...

I really 'sian' eating out nowadays...the food is oily, low standard and not nutritious. Want better food...have to pay a bomb nowadays.

I rather cook than ta pau all those tai chow food ...

Serene said...

Simple yet healthy meal. Home-cook meak is always the best!

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