Wednesday 23 January 2013

Heaven Goes By Favor

You had your Roast Turkey with Stuffing for Christmas, and now that Chinese New Year is approaching, why not have a Roast Chicken with Glutinous Rice Stuffing? This dish makes a nice presentation at your dining table and also saves you time. While the chicken is roasting in the oven, you can prepare and cook other dishes on the stove.
It is also a healthier dish to cook because it is roasted, and have a nice crispy skin without the unhealthy deep frying. The fragrant rice stuffing absorbs the juices from the chicken and keeps the chicken from drying up, giving moist and tender meat.

Roast Chicken with Glutinous Rice Stuffing

Recipe source: Jeremy Nguee


1 chicken, about 1.6 kg
1/2 thsp oyster sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1/3 cup glutinous rice. Soak in water overnight.
1 tbsp dried shrimp, soak in warm water and drain
2 dried mushrooms, soak in warm water, drain and finely slice( or any fresh shitake mushrooms)
1 small can braised peanuts (used 2 tablespoon)
1 tbsp sliced chinese sausage
2 tbsp chopped onion (1 tbsp)
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tbsp oil (1 tbsp)
1/4 cup water
1 tsp salt or chicken stock powder or both(omitted)
sea salt


  • Marinate the chicken with the oyster sauce, sesame oil and vegetable oil and set aside while you prepare the other ingredients. You can also do this the night before.

  • Fry the shrimp without oil in a frying pan until dry and fragrant. Add the oil, onions and garlic and fry until the onions are translucent. Add the sausage and mushrooms and fry until aromatic. Add the rice and fry until the rice slightly translucent. Add just enough water to ensure rice is damp. Add the salt and seasoning

  • Place rice in the cavity of the chicken and secure with toothpicks. Sprinkle sea salt liberally over the chicken.

  • Place on a roasting rack and roast at 180C for 90 mins. Let the meat rest for 10-15 minutes before carving.

Note: I need to clear a small pumpkin in my fridge, so I added about 35 gm in the rice. I added ready bought chestnuts too because I love chestnuts with glutinous rice. Rice is one large serving only.(nobody in the family likes glutinous rice).  You can prepare extra rice and adjust the seasonings but you can't stuff all the rice in. Steam extra rice separately and for more flavor you can mix roast drippings with the rice to steam

A Quote

Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.
                                                            Mark Twain - a Biography

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