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Shiitake Mushroom Chicken Rice (Pressure Cooker + Video)

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This is one of my favourite Chinese rice dish, Shiitake Mushroom Chicken Rice, traditionally made in a claypot. Recently I experimented with my pressure cooker. The pressure cooker version is a keeper for a hectic day if you don't want to stand in your kitchen too long.

This Shiitake mushroom chicken rice is one of my favourite on-the-go recipes, just like one-pot-dish, tasty yet not difficult to make.

Simply pop in all the ingredients in a pot. This time I put all the ingredients in my Instant Pot (electric pressure cooker). Mix the chicken with the marinade first.
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Paella (Simple One-Pan Rice)

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This classic Spanish dish originated Valencia has earned its popularity around the world. My daughter once cooked this dish to entertain the whole family. It’s simple and tasty, became a big hit in the family.


Saffron threads are used traditionally when it comes to cooking this one-pan rice, yet it can be a free style of combinations of meat, seafood and vegetables.

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Steamed Chicken with Wood Ears and Dried Lily Buds

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The wood ears and dried lily buds become the superstar of this steamed chicken dish because they absorb all the flavours of the sauce.

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Steamed chicken has been my most favourite dish cooked by my mother from childhood. Many young kids don’t like eating those foods in dark or black in colour. I and my daughter might be the odd ones.

I love the black fungus, cloud ears and wood ears very much, especially steamed with chicken.

Dried Lily Flowers and Wood Ears
Left: Dried Lily Buds. Right: Dried Wood Ears.

The texture of cloud ears is so delicate and smooth, absorbed all the goodies of chicken after steaming.

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My daughter would pick all the cloud ears to eat and always complaints that she couldn’t have enough of them.
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Kimchi and Prawn Fried Rice

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Making fried rice is a good way to use up any leftover vegetables or meats in fridge. It can be whipped up within half an hour. Then you can enjoy a well-balanced meal.

I often use pork or chicken meat to make fry rice. This time I tried with turkey mince that I happened to spot the special offer at a nearby supermarket. After trying, I decided to post this recipe to share with you all. I highly recommend to use turkey mince if you have a chance to get any.

Turkey meat contains higher protein with less fat. The meat texture is very soft, absolutely good for stir frying with rice. I also popped in some Kimchi and several prawns. Voila, a humble fried rice dish was turned out to be a very nourishing and flavoursome one.
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Baked Chicken with Spicy Salt

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To make this baked chicken, basically you only need two simple seasonings, salt and sand ginger powder, added the fragrance of star anise. Absolutely simple.

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It doesn't need to take long, just an hour or so, you enjoy a fragrant and juicy baked chicken dish that you can't find anywhere else. The chicken meat is moist and juicy.
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Salt and Pepper Pork Loin Chops (椒鹽無骨豬扒)

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You might find this salt and pepper pork chops dish in some Chinese restaurants. It’s a popular dish and well-liked in Hong Kong. Often times, we’d have this dish at festive celebration occasions.

Salt and pepper are the basic staples in any kitchen pantry. They bring up the very taste of every ingredient and help to make many good dishes.
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Sweet Potato Glutinous Rice Balls

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Impress your family or friends with this easy-to-make sweet treat. The melted runny fillings of these sweet potato glutinous rice balls (dumplings / tangyuan) will amaze them.

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This Chinese dessert, sweet potato glutinous rice balls, reminds me of the western molten cake (aka lava cake), that often make people utter “ooz” and “aah” after cutting or biting open the tiny cute ball.

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Not only does this sweet treat taste heavenly, but also it has an appealing presentation with its melted filling running down. You can impress your family and friends with this easy-to-make dessert for any occasion.
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