Chicken rice ข้าวมันไก่


Chicken rice is a dish that can be found across Southeast Asia.
I remember eating this dish many times for lunch, dinner and even breakfast. The smell of chicken rice always takes me back to my childhood, and I never dreamt that one day I would be cooking it myself in far away Australia.
This is not the first time I have cooked chicken rice, but this version is so much easier and better suited for days when you have limited time in the kitchen. Usually when cooking chicken rice most recipes tend to use the whole chicken which takes longer and if you only have 2 people in the house you probably do not need that much.
With this recipe I only use part of the chicken, and you can use chicken thigh, breast, drumstick or Maryland.

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Stir fried green beans with Sichuan peppercorns ถั่วแขกผัดพริกเสฉวน

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Thai meals always include a vegetable dish, either stir fried or just raw vegetables. I love vegetable dishes, particularly stir fried. This stir fried green bean with dried chilli and Sichuan peppercorns is a distinctly Chinese dish but is seen a lot in Thailand as there are many Thai Chinese and the two cultures frequently blend. This recipe was inspired by one of the food bloggers I’m following. The dish is so simple and I bet you will love it.

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Sweet ‘n’ spicy Sriracha wings

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I haven’t posted anything on my blog for a while. My excuse is that I was so busy at work, however I never stop cooking I just don’t have time to write my blog, that’s all. I also post a lot of photos on Instagram. The good thing about Instagram is that by writing a short description and quickly posting the photo I know straight away who likes my food. You can find me @charinyas_kitchen.

The recipe I would like to share this time is “Sweet ‘n’ spicy Sriracha wings”, with the recipe from taste.com.au magazine and using Marian Gasby’s recipe.
Sriracha sauce is a spicy chilli sauce from Thailand that is now in use around the world. Thai people use it as a dipping sauce. I remember eating it with chips. You will see Sriracha sauce in many Vietnamese restaurants as a condiments for rare beef noodle soup (Pho). Do you know Sriracha is a district in Chonburi (about 1 hr. drive from Bangkok)? This is where the factory is located. Let’s have a look at the recipe.

Ingredients

• 1.5 kg chicken wings cut in half at the joint.
• 2 garlic cloves, finely grated
• 1 tbsp finely grated fresh ginger
• 60 ml (1/4 cup) light soy sauce
• 1 tbs vegetables oil

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Prawns Pad Thai ผัดไทยกุ้งสด

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Talking about Thai food, most foreigners might think of Pad Thai, Pad Thai is famous all around the world and it is popular among Thais too. Pad Thai is also a perfect vegetarian dish, just omit meat and substitute soy sauce for fish sauce. Here is Charinya’s version of Pad Thai

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Yoyo Biscuits โยโย้บิสกิต

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Australian Mother’s Day is coming. I would like to dedicate this biscuit recipe to my mother-in-law, and I think this would be a good gift idea for your mother too. One of my colleagues brought these biscuits to work recently. As soon as I tried one I said “May I have a recipe please?”. Trying a new recipe is one of my favourite things to do. This recipe doubles up from the original recipe. It makes around 50 single biscuits (25 if you pair them together and put the filling in the middle), but this recipe just uses single biscuits with icing on top. Trust me 50 are not too many! These are small biscuits which melt in your mouth and will be gone so quickly. I thank my colleague for her recipe. Now she has moved overseas so she hasn’t tried my biscuits yet, but I hope she will give me a good

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