This is a scrumptious Asian dish, and very healthy too. I love the combination of earthy salty flavours you get from soy sauce and miso matched with the meatiness of the chicken. You should be able to find most of these ingredients in the shops, but if you cant find mirin (sweet rice wine) you can substitute it with sherry. —Chef_Mel
Chicken and Rice
skinless chicken breasts
salt and pepper
Chinese 5 Spice
1 1/2 cups
(uncooked) long grain white rice
2 1/2 cups
Spring onions, chopped finely
fresh cilantro, stems and leaves chopped
sesame seeds, toasted
White Miso Paste
brown rice vinegar
toasted sesame oil
In This Recipe
Heat the oven to 200C. Put chicken breasts on a non-stick baking tray, drizzle with a little oil, and sprinkle over some salt, pepper and Chinese 5 spice. Put tray into the oven and the chicken should be cooked in 25-30 minutes.
Meanwhile cook the rice according to the packet instructions in salted water. Four minutes before the end of cooking, add the broccoli to the rice. Mix the sauce ingredients together in a mixing bowl, and set aside.
Drain the rice and broccoli and then return to the pan with the spring onions, coriander and the miso sauce. Cook for three minutes or until everything is well combined and hot. Serve with the cooked chicken breasts, sliced on the diagonal, and with some fresh cilantro as garnish.