Lotus Root Claypot Chicken Rice
I have shared 3 other recipes where the star of the dish is the Lotus Root, it is an ingredient I enjoy using in my cooking and I am excited to write this post on how to incorporate this versatile root vegetable into a very popular chinese dish, one which I have shared previously here on Kitchen Missus - Claypot Chicken Rice.
In your typical Claypot Chicken Rice recipe, in addition to the chicken and rice, mushrooms and chinese wine sausage (臘腸) are usually added - the mushrooms absorb the tasty sauce and all the goodness of the chicken while the chinese wine sausage adds a touch of sweetness to the otherwise savoury dish. As wonderful a combination as this is, because I cook this dish at least once a month (it is the Husband's favourite), I thought it might be interesting to see if I could try adding in other ingredients that might complement it and immediately the lotus root popped right into my line of thought. And why not? Lotus root will add crunch and nuttiness to the oily rice and moist chicken and the sauce that is used in Claypot Chicken Rice goes perfectly well with lotus root too.
Fast forward to this afternoon and as the heavenly smell wafted into my living room from the kitchen, I knew it was going to be good, and it absolutely was! The lotus root retained its crunchiness and took in the delicious sauce, and before I knew it I was at it one bowl after the other. If you enjoyed the Claypot Chicken Rice recipe I shared before, do try out this equally great recipe, you will LOVE it.