Chicken and Rice Casserole

September 18, 2023
Tasty and easy one pot meal - Chicken and rice casserole.

a one pot meal

A one pot meal.

Most time, we get caught up with our daily busy lives that by the end of the day, our energy is almost zero!
And as moms, we have to come up with a quick, easy dinner that will not take all day to prepare and cook.
We are all too familiar when kids are hungry, they became cranky!!

This one pot meal of chicken and rice casserole is a good choice!

How to cook Chicken and Rice casserole?

List of ingredients and method 'how to' is in the recipe card below.

Step 1 : Chinese mushrooms

chinese mushrooms
Soak chinese mushrooms in hot water (if you are press for time), otherwise soak in ambient tap water.

hydrated mushrooms
Slice thinly once the mushrooms are hydrated.

Step 2 : Coriander seeds

Pan roast coriander.
Pan roast coriander.
Roasting coriander will give a nice aroma to the dish.

Use a grinder or mortar and pestle and ground to smaller pieces (or powder)
Use a grinder or mortar and pestle and ground to smaller pieces (or powder)

Step 3 : Chicken maryland

chicken maryland
I used chicken maryland for this recipe.
You can use chicken pieces.
Chicken breast will tend to be dry.

Marinate with salt and pepper.

browning chicken maryland
Pan fry for 5 to 10 minutes both sides to brown and seal juices.
Set aside.

Step 4: Saute-ing

saute shallots
Using the same pan (or casserole dish), add oil if needs be, saute shallots and garlic.

Add sliced chinese mushrooms
Add sliced chinese mushrooms

Add ground coriander
Add ground coriander.

Add turmeric powder.
Add turmeric powder.

Stir to mix well.

Step 5: Add Rice

Add rice to the pan.
Add rice to the pan.

Stir to mix.
Stir to mix.

Add chicken stock to the pan.
Add chicken stock to the pan.

add chicken stock cube mix with water.
or you can use chicken stock cube mix with water.

Add fish sauce.
Add fish sauce.

Step 6: Add chicken and bake

Cover and bake in the oven.
Cover and bake in the oven.
Best use casserole dish or pot to cook this chicken and rice casserole.
For photo purposes, I used shallow pan and I cover the pan with baking paper and aluminium foil.

Step 7: Chopped coriander

easy chicken and rice casserole
Sprinkle with chopped coriander just before serving.

FAQ on chicken and rice casserole.

Can I prepare the dish in advance?

Yes you can prepare and cook chicken and rice casserole a day before.
Or you can prep all the work a day ahead.

Can I cook this casserole in a rice cooker?

Yes you can cook this dish in rice cooker.
Cut chicken into small pieces and place everything in rice cooker.

Do note that the chicken will be overcooked and the rice may either be soggy or undercook.
Do make sure to arrange the chicken above the mixture of aromatics, mushrooms and rice.

How do I keep any leftover?

Best keep any leftover in an air-tight container in the fridge.

Pre-heat in microwave before consuming.

Any other easy one pot meals on your blog?

Yes I have another two that I highly recommend for your busy schedules
Sausage and rice
Chicken Chorizo and rice

recipe for chicken and rice casserole