Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Rice & Noodles)

Claypot Rice Recipe

(Com Chien)

With short or medium grain rice, the amount of water in this recipe gives a dry, fluffy result, with firm grains. If using long grain rice, increase hot water to 2 1/2 cups for the same result because the long grain variety has a greater absorbency.

Ingredients : Serves 4

2 cups

2 tablespoons

1 3/4 cups

Medium grain rice

Peanut oil or lard

Hot water

Method :
  • If rice needs washing, wash well and drain for 30 minutes.

  • Melt lard or heat oil in a heavy saucepan with a well fitting lid.

  • Fry rice, stirring gently with a metal spoon for 10 - 15 minutes or until rice becomes opaque and turns golden.

  • Add hot water, bring to boil, then reduce heat to very low.

  • Cover tightly and cook for 20 minutes.

  • Serve hot with nuoc cham and other dishes.

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