2008/11/20

SUPER FAST MEAL (超级简单快餐)

super fast meal

Sometimes, I really don’t favour the idea to dine out. If I go to Ikea, under normal circumstances, I need to spend around 20 minutes for traveling and another 20-30 minutes to find a place and order my food (during peak hours). The total time spent is actually equivalent (or maybe more) to cooking a simple one-dish meal at home. This is why I love one-dish meal so much. Among the entire one-dish meals I had tried before, I personally find that this recipe is the best - easiest and fastest. No special cooking experience required. You just need to make sure all the ingredients are available and read the steps properly.


This super fast meal is adapted from Mitong’s recipe. If you can read Chinese, check out her website which has featured many great recipes. Her steps-by-steps illustrations are also very useful for me as a novice to understand the cooking process. Hehehe!

Ingredients:
2 small chicken thighs (de-boned) (I used chicken breast)
1 sweet yellow onion ( ½ for small size) – sliced (切丝)
1-2 leeks – sliced (斜段) (Refer to pic below)
2 eggs – lightly beaten
Mocked vegetarian barbecue pork/ char siew (optional)
Cooked rice – 2 rice bowls
Coriander leaves (for garnishing)

Seasonings:
¼ cup cooking wine (I used Chinese Shaoxing cooking rice wine)
¼ cup light soya sauce
¼ cup mirin (Japanese sweet cooking sauce/wine. Ref to pic)
– You can substitute with cooking wine and sugar of the equal amount
¼ cup water
1 tbsp sugar

Methods:
1) Cut the chicken into equal bite sizes. For chicken breast, use the back of the knife to chop for several times so that the breast meat will be tenderer. Use light soya sauce, cooking wine and cornstarch to marinate the chicken for 10 minutes.
2) Prepare seasonings and ingredients. (Ref to pic below)
3) Pour chicken, onion, leek, seasonings into the cooking pan. Simmer until the chicken is cooked. Do not cook for too long. (Ref to pic below)
4) Add in beaten eggs. Cover lid and simmer for 15 seconds. Turn off heat.
5) Pour over cooked rice, garnished with coriander leaves and serve.

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If you find that this recipe is too easy-peasy, try my other one-dish meal recipes:

- no frying noodles
- claypot chicken rice
- yam rice
- pesto pasta
- Indian vegetarian rice

11 comments:

Tastes of Home said...

yummy! I love one dish meals as well, apart from the simplicity , also less dishes to take care of! haha, love this super fast meal!

mycookinghut said...

I love quick meal too especially when I don't have lots of time to spend in the kitchen or want my food fast!! I also came across Mitong's blog a week ago and think it's great. I haven't read Chinese for a while, so need to build up my speed in reading Chinese.. *LOL*
It's great that you share this - super fast meal - as fast as Formula 1!!!

noobcook said...

I love one dish meals like what you did, fast and delicious ... love the closeups of the leek, it's beautiful

Bits of Life 'n' Taste said...

Super fast meal... yes! need to do it at times....
Nice sharp pics...

CY said...

Great dish! This will come in handy on those days with after school activities! Thanks for sharing!

shavedicesundays said...

Love these one dish meals for those times when the baby decides to forgo his nap and I only got a window of minutes to cook. Thanks for sharing!

Food For Tots said...

Hi tastes of home,
It's great u luv it. Tks!

Hi mycookinghut,
Food fast is always better than fast food, right? My most headache in reading a Chinese blog is to understand the ingredients.

Hi noobcook & bits of life 'n' taste,
Tks for your comments.

Hi CY,
Great idea!

Hi Shavedicesundays,
Save our days!!! ;)

Dora said...

Looks very appealing leh!

BTW, show me a pic of ur son's Mimi leh. ;)

Banana Blossom said...

Hi FFT:

Your one dish meal looks so appetizing and easy to make-definitely a dish I will mak(soon)-Thanks.

Thanks also for your support of my new blog-I appreciate it.

tigerfish said...

超级简单,
超级快

Whoa, I like it!

Food For Tots said...

Hi dora,
Just sent u the pic. He hugs both mimi and bobby during bedtime.

Hi banana blossom,
Tks for your support too!

Hi tigerfish,
还有超级美味!:)