The rice cooker is very useful kitchen equipment and is present in many Asian households. There are many Best Vietnamese Food are made by it. Whilst it is primarily designed to cook rice, newer versions of the rice cooker have enable cooks to use it for steaming and even boiling soup. It is called Chicken Rice cooked using Rice Cooker (Cơm Gà).
Recently, my mum cooked Chicken Rice using the rice cooker. This Best Vietnamese Food is actually another version of the popular Clay pot Chicken Rice. The beauty of using the rice cooker is that the rice does not get burnt at the bottom unlike the clay pot. However, for those who are fond of burnt bits of rice, you may have to try this using the clay pot instead.
Soak rice in water for about 1 1/2 hours. Marinade chicken for the same length of time.
Heat oil in wok and then fry shallots till golden brown. Remove fried shallots.
With remaining oil in wok and at high heat, add pre-soaked Chinese dried mushrooms and ginger and stir fry for about 1 minute. Add marinated chicken and stir fry for another minute.
Add pre-soaked rice and seasoning and continue frying for about 2 minutes. Sprinkle a little bit of warm water to keep the rice from drying out.
Remove rice with ingredients into the rice cooker. Place the Lap Cheongs over the rice. Pour watergently over the rice to cover the rice just like how you would usually cook white rice in a rice cooker. Add plain water if the water used to soak dried Chinese mushrooms is insufficient. Turn on your rice cooker and let it cook. Now you can serve this hot Best Vietnamese Food and sprinkle fried shallots over the rice prior to serving.
To sum up, if you have time, try to cook this Best Vietnamese Food at home. And i bet you will not regret about this decision. Have a great trip with your family and friends in my beautiful country.