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Yam Rice

Cold winter nights and days means I’m on the lookout for heartwarming meals. One pot dishes seem to work for me recently. Perhaps the cold has made me a lazier cook!

Inspired by a recent bought cookbook in Singapore, I gathered up the ingredients and experimented with this dish. I grew up watching “Fang Tai’s” cookery shows with my grandma and remembered her constant deep frying dishes! This book titled “Quick and Easy Meals” featured healthy meals that looked tasty (there, u know one of my other weakness, pretty photos!) and I thought I could give it a go!

Yam Rice
200 grams of diced yam
1 chicken breast
1 tsp of chopped ginger
2 cups of rice
1/2 cup of dehydrated chopped shitake mushrooms
1 onion chopped

1 tablespoon of dark soya
2 tablespoon of light soya
3 tablespoon of oyster sauce
1 tsp of sesame oil
1/4 cup of huo tiao jiu
white pepper
1/2 cup of chicken stock

1) Chop yam into bite size pieces. Boil yam pieces till cooked. Drain. Set aside.

2) Marinate slices of chicken breast in sesame oil and 1 tsp light soya sauce.

3) Heat oil in a smaller pan. Saute yam pieces till brown.

4) Heat oil in a larger pan. Gently saute onion and ginger. Add chicken breast and fry quickly. Add seasoning, mushrooms and yam. Set aside.

5) Cook rice. Just as the water boils, add cooked ingredients into rice cooker.

6) Cook through. Fluff rice and serve with chili strips.


12 thoughts on “Yam Rice”

  1. Yam rice! My dad’s fav. We used to have this once in 2 weeks back in Sg. But that’s a long time ago.Fang Tai – I wonder where is she now? But I know his son hosted a cooking show in HK.


  2. Oooh, I *heart* yam rice. Wish we had this everywhere like nasi lemak or char kway teow… I rather eat this and it’s so much healthier!Maybe I should hunt some yams down this weekend and try this recipe at home. Thanks for sharing the recipe, dear! 🙂


  3. Man, I love this stuff with braised duck. Some of the more traditional braised duck shops still serve this. But if I do make this, I think I’ll substitute the chicken breast with fatty pork belly though muaha!


  4. tigerfish-I havent had this in years! and then develop a sudden craving for it! I think Fang Tai is now writing cook books..I saw alot of them at the bookshop recently. Not sure if she is still hosting cookery shows though. Mocha- ya! but i take cold than hot anyday. =)kenny- I still crave for nasi lemak! hehe. Still u r right, this is much healthier. wmw- now u r talking girl!dee- u hv to try! It’s good! real good. Just carbs overload.. haha.little corner-oh oh! are they good? hv to try next time.doggybloggy- oh yeah!d- GOOD IDEA with the braised duck. I didnt think of that!katie- Thanks girl!! your blog is good too!


  5. Fang tai’s son on teebee? I wanna watch, haha … to see if he’s handsome, erm I mean if he can cook well or not :PYam rice is one of my mum’s fave dishes, I should learn this n impress her! 😉


  6. Wow, you are back to blogging at fast speed haha. I haven’t been online in a few days and have to catch up so much. My grandma used to love yam rice. 🙂


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