3rd Cookbook Challenge theme is rice or noodle. I kept pestering Mr. to pick a recipe from the pile of cookbooks I owned. In then end, he chosen a dish which I had cooked and even wrote before. Does it still considered a challenge??
This time, I did follow the recipe pretty strictly. Included all the herbs even though knowing Mr don’t like them. I did went through the end product and try picking all the herbs out.
As usual, I didn’t use any tomato puree. I used a lot more tomatoes instead.
I didn’t colour the rice and still wondering why the rice turned out brown.
Maybe because the shallots were burned?
Every time I cook, I spend ages in preparation. Just like baking, I like to wash all the ingredients and chopped them up, placed them into individual bowl/plate, placed them all next to the stove before turning on the heat. Totally opposite from Mr.
This time I managed to shot more photos during the cooking process.
Frying ginger, garlic and chillies. I added red chillies this time to more it more spicy.
Waiting for the tomatoes to break down. It did take a while.
With the chicken pieces added in.
I did have it in on the stove for a while to thicken the gravy. Knowing Mr. loves the gravy, I did increased the liquid ingredients amount.
Frying ginger and garlic for the rice.
Added in the pre-prepared shallots.
With all the herbs and rice without liquid
Liquid added in. I cooked the rice on the stove instead of rice cooker. I had never done that before. No idea what trigger me to give it a try. Lucky it turned out fine.