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Braised Chicken with Ginger

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The ginger for this dish should be young, tender and not too strong. If using mature ginger, halve the amount.

Serves 5-6.

Ingredients

1 x 1.5 kg/3 lb roasting chicken
5 cm/2 in piece tender ginger
1 teaspoon Szechwan peppercorns
1 clove garlic
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons peanut oil
3 tablespoons Chinese wine or sherry
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 star anise
1 tablespoon honey



Directions

Braised Chicken and Mushrooms

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Serves 4-5.

Ingredients

12 large dried shiitake mushrooms
1 kg/2 lb chicken joints
2 teaspoons finely chopped garlic
3 tablespoons Korean soy sauce or Japanese soy sauce
1 tablespoon oriental sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried chilli flakes
2 tablespoons peanut oil
2 large onions, cut into 8 wedges
125 g/4 oz of canned winter bamboo shoot quartered and sliced thickly
3 spring onions (scallions)
2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds

Boned Duck with Plum Sauce

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Serves 4-6.

Ingredients

Yellow Rice

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This may be served wrapped in individual packets, or molded into the cone shape favored for special occasions in Indonesia.

Serves 8-10.

Ingredients

Thai Fried Rice (Khao Phat)

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Ingredients

Sweet Mung Bean Porridge

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Ingredients

Serves 6.

300 g/10 oz green mung beans
500 ml/1 pint/2 cups water
2 slices ginger or 2 strips pandan leaf
1/2 teaspoon salt
400 ml/14 fl oz can coconut milk
125 g/4 oz palm sugar or brown sugar

Directions

Sushi Rice

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Ingredients

500 g/1 lb/2 1/2 cups short grain white rice
600 ml/20 fl oz/2 1/2 cups water
5 cm/2 in piece dried kelp (optional)

Seasoning

4 tablespoons rice vinegar
3 tablespoons sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons mirin

Directions

Sticky Rice with Coconut

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Sticky (glutinous) rice is the ubiquitous ingredient for many of the sweet snacks enjoyed in Asia. The method of cooking it is markedly different to those used for rice which is not sticky.

Serves 4.

Ingredients

250 g/8 oz long grain glutinous rice,
white or black
200 ml/7 fl oz coconut milk
1 tablespoon white sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
grated fresh coconut

Directions

Savory Semolina (Uppuma)

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There are many versions of this favorite dish. Some are simply semolina and spices without the addition of vegetables.

Serves 6.

Saffron Rice Pilau

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Serves 4-5.

Ingredients

500 g/1 lb basmati rice
1 onion, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons ghee
2 teaspoons salt
1 litre/2 pints/4 cups hot water or stock
1/4 teaspoon saffron strands
2 tablespoons sultanas (golden raisins) (optional)

Directions