Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Baked Cheesy Chicken Rice

During winter I like making meals using the oven as this way I am able to warm up the kitchen at the same time. This baked rice is a great one dish meal as it is fuss free and with very few ingredients which I have it in my fridge and pantry all the time. Nothing is more comforting than digging into this cheesy baked rice in our cold winter weather

Ingredients:

3 cups of cooked rice
4 tbsp cream of mushroom soup
¾ cup of water
2 shallots or ½ onions – sliced thinly
3 cloves of garlic – chopped
1 chicken breast – cut into small cubes and marinate with some salt and pepper
1 cup of broccoli florets
1 cup of small cube carrots
¾ cup of green peas
½ cup cubes cheddar
½ cup grated Swiss cheese
A few slices of mozzarella cheese
Some chili flakes
Salt and pepper to taste

1. In a medium saucepan bring some water to boil. Blanch carrots and broccoli florets for 20 second. Drain and set it aside. In a bowl mix the mushroom soup with 3/4 cup of water and set it aside.
2. In a deep frying pan heat up about 2 tbsp of olive oil. Add in shallots and garlic and stir-fry until fragrant and lightly brown. Add in the chicken and stir-fry until it changes color.
3. Add in the mushroom soup mixture and bring it up to boil. Turn off the heat and add in cheddar and stir until melted. Add in chili flakes, salt and pepper.
4. Next add in blanched broccoli, carrots and green peas. Stir well. Lastly put in the rice and stir until well mixed. Check seasonings.
5. Put the rice mixture into a casserole dish. Top it with Swiss cheese and lastly mozzarella cheese.
6. Baked in a pre-heated 400 degree F oven for 30 minutes or until bubbly and the cheese topping brown. Serve warm.

24 comments:

MaryMoh said...

Looks very delicious. That looks like pizza from the top but Asian food beneath.

Jenn said...

Perfect comfort food for these cold days!

Jeannie said...

Now I know where the cafes here get their idea of baked cheese rice :D Almost every asian restaurant here has this dish!

FC88 said...

Yum..By looking at the picture and ingredients,I honestly am sure my kids will love this because they love the salmon I baked with cheese and cream of mushroom. Thanks for the idea.

Kitchen Corner said...

Ohh.. this is so appetizing! Beside, I like the red bowl, it make the baked rice much more delicious!

Ju (The Little Teochew) said...

Ooooh! Love it. It looks extra yummy in that gorgeous red casserole.

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

Look so delicious, my daughter would love this, will try soon.Thanks.

maybelle's mom said...

my daughter would love this dish.

babe_kl said...

its so weird dat my hubby and kid loves this and i never made this at home! thanks for the recipe, its time to make some!

Silpa said...

Mmmmm Love this dish...

Perfect as a party dish..

noobcook said...

I love making baked rice in this way. summer all year round here, can u imagine how hot my kitchen is haha

Quinn said...

Gertrude, they always sell this is Hong Kong Style Cafe in Malaysia and variations include curry chicken or fish and sweetcorn, both with cheese baked and rice at the bottom. Now I know they learn it from you!!!!

zurin said...

oooh my that looks so beautiful esp in the red casserole!

Anncoo said...

I made this sometime ago but I think yours is so much better than mine. Must bookmark this..Thanks!

ICook4Fun said...

Mary, yeap pretty cheesy on the top.

Jenn, yea :)

Jeannie, I've never try those from the cafes. Not sure how it taste like.

FC88, yes kids will love this dish.

Kitchen Corner, thank you.

Ju, thank you.

Sonia, I am sure she will :)

Maybelle, this is a kids friendly meal. Just omit the chilli flakes.

Babe-kl, you are welcome.

ICook4Fun said...

Silpa, I am sure it will be a crown pleaser :)

Noobcook, ha ha turning on the oven is not good during warm weather.

Quinn, I heard about this rice in Malaysia but have yet to try it out. Maybe this trip home.

Zurin, thank you.

Anncoo, your cooking and baking always look as good if not better :)

jami said...

Interesting! Looks yummy. I'll bet you could do it with leftovers, too - chop up leftover chicken, veggies, etc!

Sara Tea said...

oh my goodness, this looks SO delicious. I'm really glad I came across your blog!

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mycookinghut said...

Oh yum..... This looks so delicious.. love one pot idea, as always!

Dodol & Mochi said...

OMG! The melted cheese drove me nuts! You've reminded me so much of the days when I was in northern Minnesota! (Well, the winter there was intolerable!) Actually, I've bookmarked quite a few cheesy baked rice recipes. Just don't have the time to execute them. =(

Great photography! You're actually one good photographer, you know.

Pei-Lin

Elin said...

Hi Gert...your cheese rice looks delicious. One dish meal is what I am always looking out for. Jo and Josh would love this..cheesiliciousness..yumm thanks for sharing the recipe :)

Mother Rimmy said...

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ICook4Fun said...

Jami, thanks for stopping by and yes you can actually put anything you want into this rice dish.

Sara, thanks for stopping by and your comment. Hope to see you often here.

Shahana, thanks you co much for the award.

Leemei, thank you.

Pei-lin, thank you. When come to photography I still have a long way to go compare to you :)

Elin, hope you will cook some for them.

Mother Rimmy, thank you so much for the award.