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Garlic Chicken Fragrant Rice On a Budget


"This is an extremely simple and quick recipe which produces marvelous results! Garlic is mashed and placed into the rice cooker with some chicken for flavour. The result is the extremely fragrant garlic rice to die for! Delicious by itself, even better with some chicken!"
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35 m servings 705 cals
Original recipe yields 5 servings (5 rice bowls)


  • Calories:
  • 705 kcal
  • 35%
  • Fat:
  • 30.6 g
  • 47%
  • Carbs:
  • 93.6g
  • 30%
  • Protein:
  • 12.1 g
  • 24%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 19 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 484 mg
  • 19%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Place rice, water, sesame oil, chicken bouillon, olive oil, green onion, garlic and ginger in a rice cooker. Stir, and then place chicken thigh on top. Turn on rice cooker.
  2. When the rice is done, mix the rice so that the oil will be evenly mixed with the rice. Serve.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

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  1. 49 Ratings

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Sounds yummy and super easy, but stupid question: Is the chicken thigh supposed to be cooked before you put it in the rice cooker, or is it raw when it goes in and cooks with the rice?

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this had ok flavor, and was greasy from the sesame oil. I followed the recipe as written, only I halved the recipe and had to put it back into the rice cooker and add more water because the rice...

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Sounds yummy and super easy, but stupid question: Is the chicken thigh supposed to be cooked before you put it in the rice cooker, or is it raw when it goes in and cooks with the rice?

I wasn't expecting this to be that good, but it was easy. It really surprised me. It was SO good. I used basmati rice because that's all I had. I also added a splash of soy sauce and used ch...

I made this last night to go with my curry chicken dish. It was very easy and had great flavor. I did not use the extra olive oil because I was worried it would be too greasy. So I just used th...

This was easy and surprisingly delicious! I made a few changes based on what I had on hand. I used two cups of rice and three cups of chicken stock that I had leftover from a batch of Hainanes...

Oh, i love it!!brings back childhood memories. this is an authentic Filipino dish called Arroz Caldo, but usually cooked with a little more liquid...similar to Risotto. You may substitute water,...

This was an amazing dish for the amount of effort you put into it. It tastes just like Hainanese chicken rice (express style). The house smelled so good while it was cooking because all the ingr...

This was super easy and tasty, though I modified it a bit. Like other reviewers, I omited the olive oil and was glad I did. I doubled the garlic, added half a bunch of green onions and four bo...

I used a sweet onion instead of green onion and chicken broth instead of bouillion because I'm on a tight budget and have to work with what I have on hand. The chicken thigh wasn't really needed...

my goodness, i think this recipe is amazing! for how simple it is, i'm still shocked that it tastes so good. it has a chinese flavor to it because of the ginger and sesame oil and i think i coul...