Claypot Chicken Rice – A Rice Cooker Recipe

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Traditionally, Claypot Chicken Rice requires the usage of the earthware – clay pot to cook this rice dish. The earthenware has two purposes, maintain a balance all-rounded temperature as well as absorbing excess water that gives the bottom a charred rice base. Fortunately, all this is possible with a rice cooker, where you too can cook a good Claypot Chicken Rice at home!
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Claypot Rice

Claypot rice is created by the Cantonese people from Southern China and now has become a popular rice dish across Southeast Asia, especially Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Singapore. The rice is usually presoaked and then finished cooking in a claypot over a charcoal stove, topped with other ingredients and sauces.
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Do you know we can actually cook Claypot Chicken Rice at home without using a claypot? The answer is yes, you can. Instead of buying a claypot to cooking the rice with the claypot, not knowing how to control the temperature of cooking with a claypot, under-cooked rice, burned rice and the list goes on. Worry not! Simply use your rice cooker, you could actually mimic the similar process of claypot chicken rice with a rice cooker! Here is how you do it!

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Claypot Chicken Rice Recipe with a Rice Cooker

claypot chicken rice recipe
Ethan Wong
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It is possible to use a rice cooker to mimic the cooking process of a claypot chicken rice. If you are using a manual rice cooker, simply use a clip to force the rice cooker to continue cooking!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Difficulty Medium
Servings 3 people


  • Rice Cooker


  • 1 pcs Whole Chicken Leg
  • 1 knob Ginger (1 inch)
  • 5 clove Garlic
  • 4 clove Shallot
  • 1 tbsp Oyster Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Fish Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tsp Thick Soy Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Shao Xing Wine
  • 1 cup Rice
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  • Clean and chop chicken into bite-size.
  • Peel and finely chop ginger, garlic, and shallot together. Or simply use a blender or food processor.
  • Add a pinch of salt into blended ginger, garlic, and shallot. Thoroughly mix the salt in.
  • Use your hand and squeeze the juice from blended ginger, garlic, and shallot. Put aside the ginger, garlic, and shallot.
  • Add oyster sauce, fish sauce, soy sauce, thick soy sauce, and Shao xing wine into the juice and mix well.
  • Add chopped chicken into the marinade and let marinate in the refrigerator until the rice is cooked.
  • Fry the squeezed ginger, garlic, and shallot to golden. Strain and leave aside.


  • Rinse rice with tap water and add water in accordance with the package’s instruction. (See tips below on how to cook rice)
  • Cook the rice with the rice cook in a regular setting.
  • Once the rice is cooked, place marinated chicken on top of the cooked rice and pour 5 tbsp of the marinate into cooked rice.
  • Set rice cooker to regular cooking and cook for 10 minutes.
  • In a heap, add fried ginger, garlic, and shallot on top. Keep covered and cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Remove rice from rice cooker and serve.




Different type of rice will require different measurement of water. However the general rule of thumb for cooking rice is 1 portion of rice with 1 portion of water.


Calories : 288kcalCarbohydrates : 60gProtein : 7gFat : 1gSaturated Fat : 1gCholesterol : 1mgSodium : 1105mgPotassium : 232mgFiber : 2gSugar : 3gVitamin C : 4mgCalcium : 39mgIron : 1mg
*These Nutritional Values have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration
Keyword Chicken Rice, Claypot Chicken Rice, Claypot Rice

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  1. Aloysius

    Ethan, you are a very meticulous and good cook,
    Learnt a lot just by watching your video

  2. Jung Lorion

    The website is one of
    the best we have found, and the Claypot Chicken Rice Recipe
    with Rice Cooker 砂锅鸡饭秘方电饭煲版 article
    is very well written and useful!
    Thanks and kisses! 🙂


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