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180g-250g cooked jasmine rice, cold
1 tsp sugar
150g diced chicken thigh
5g garlic powder
5g onion powder
5ml soy sauce
5ml Chinese cooking wine
oil for deep frying
crispy shallots, chill and herbs
To make the chicken marinade, add garlic powder, onion powder, soy sauce, Chinese cooking wine and white pepper to a bowl and mix. Add chicken and leave to marinate overnight.
Dust chicken in potato starch and deep fry until cooked.
Heat wok or large pan, add a little oil and wait until hot.
Add garlic, keeping a careful watch so it doesn't burn, and rice. Then add butter and sugar and toss.
Add cooked chicken and mix.
Add crispy shallots, chill and herbs to garnish, if desired.
You can also use other proteins in this dish, such as pork, beef or a firm fish or tofu.
If you burn the garlic, start over or it will make the dish bitter.
Try adding a bit of chilli for a bit of zing.
You can use packet cooked rice if pushed for time.
Recipe requested by Anne Hudson Ramage, of Dunedin. Recipe provided by Vault 21, Dunedin.
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