30 minute one pot meal – steamed turmeric chicken, with coconut milk, lemongrass and ginger rice (low FODMAP, gluten free)

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Have you ever try a one-pot meal using a rice cooker?  A rice cooker often comes with a plastic steamer – it is very handy when you want a quick & easy meal.

30 minute one-pot meal - steamed turmeric chicken, with coconut, lemongrass & ginger rice

Here are the simple steps:

(serves 3 as a low FODMAP recipe)

First – cook the rice in the rice cooker with the followings:

  • 1 cup medium grain rice (or other low GI rice)
  • 1 cup coconut milk (from can)
  • 1 cup water
  • 5g ginger, cut into a few smaller pieces
  • 10g lemongrass, white part only, roughly bashed
  • a few pinches of salt
  • 1 tsp sesame oil

Discard the lemongrass & ginger when the rice is cooked.

Second, after you press the ‘cook’ button, prepare the chicken by mixing up the following ingredients:

  • 250g chicken thigh fillets, sliced
  • 2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp soy sauce (use gluten free soy sauce for a gluten free option)
  • 1 tsp potato flour

After mixing up the above ingredients, transfer the chicken pieces to a small shallow bowl or a small plate (I found my entree plates are the right size); spread the meat evenly over the plate; place the plate in the steamer; place the steamer in the rice cooker. The rice cooker should be steaming up a little by now; If you put the cooker on a ‘fast cook’, dinner should be ready in around 30 minutes.

I have a kaffir lime plant in the garden. I often add thinly sliced kaffir lime leaf just before serving – it adds a beautiful flavor (optional).

Serve with a saute green vegetable if desired.

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