Sesame Chicken with Wild & Brown Rice

Wild rice is not rice at all, they are seeds of an aquatic grass that looks like rice. It takes longer than normal rice to cook. I have mixed brown rice with this strong nutty-flavored wild rice and served with a speedy and easy sesame chicken. The blend of flavors from sesame, soy sauce, and garlic makes the chicken mouth-watering. If you do not have wild rice you can make it with brown rice only, however when made this dish with wild rice it enhances the taste more🙂

Calories – 350c
Prep time – 10 minutes
Cook time – 20 minutes
Serves – 1

Ingredients :

150gms Chicken Breast
1 cup of each Wild Rice and Brown rice
Seasoning (onion powder, 3 garlic cloves, salt, black pepper, lemon juice, soy sauce, chili flakes, spring onions, and cilantro/coriander)
Garnish (black and/or white sesame seeds)

Recipe :

  • Marinate the chicken with onion powder, salt, black pepper, chili flakes, lemon juice, soy sauce and a generous amount of sesame seeds.
  • Wild rice generally takes around 40 mins to cook. If you soak wild rice in water for a couple of hours, cooking time will be shorter.
  • Cook wild rice to the ratio of 1 cup rice to 3 cups water with a pinch of salt. Half way through add brown rice to it and cook until done (remember wild rice is a little hard and nutty)
  • Meanwhile add chopped garlic to a hot skillet with oil, cook until fragrant. Add the marinated chicken and pan fry until cooked (if you see sesame seeds falling off the chicken, spray some oil to stick them back to the chicken or simply add some more later before cutting the chicken slices)
  • Add chopped cilantro/coriander to the chicken just before you switch off the gas.
    Once the chicken is cooled down and ok to touch, cut in to medium slices as shown in the pic.
    Serve this juicy and delicious garlicky soy sesame chicken with the rice.

It is mild in taste and hence if you are looking to avoid some spices, you must try this dish. Please let me know if you like this recipe in the comments section below and share more tips and ideas with me via contact me.

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