Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Chinese Mustard Green Rice (Gai Choy)

1 cup of chopped chinese green mustard (separate stalks and leaves)
2 dried shitake mushrooms (soaked and drained, reserve water)
1 jalepeno - remove seeds and sliced
2 cloves garlic - peeled and lightly smashed
1/2 cup shredded chicken breast (i use leftover rottisserie chicken)
1 1/4 cup rice - washed and drained
1 cup qty of (chicken stock + reserved mushroom water)
handful of toasted pine nuts
soy sauce to taste
salt and pepper to taste 

  1. Add rice, garlic, mushrooms, shredded chicken, chicken stock and mushroom water in a rice cooker.  Add soy sauce, salt and pepper to taste.
  2. When rice is half cooked, add gai choy stems and sliced jalepeno and cook for 10 minutes.  Add leaves and cook till timer is up.
  3. Add toasted pine nuts and mix well with the rice and vegetables.
  4. Serve warm.

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