Nasi Tim Ayam Jamur (Steamed Rice With Chicken and Mushroom)

Nasi Tim is  a popular Chinese-Indonesian food among the Indonesians. Nasi means rice while tim means Steam. You will get this easily for breakfast around the town, and it is a very good dish for those who have weak stomach and in recovery.  The dish is made from chicken, mushroom and hard boiled egg seasoned in soy sauce and garlic. To get this done beautifully, you must be careful with the amount of chicken stock you put into the tin bowl for steaming the rice.

Here’s is my version of Nasi Tim

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Ingredients:

For chicken broth
2 litres water
200 g chicken bones (from whole chicken used)

For meat marinade :
1 (600 g) whole chicken, about 400 g chicken meat, cut into cubes
150 g pork, lean and cut into cubes *optional (non-halal)
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp dark soy sauce
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1/2 tsp ground white pepper
1/2 tbsp Shao Xiang wine *optional (non-halal)
1/2 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp sugar
1 tbsp corn flour

For stir-frying meat:

1.5 cups of Chinese mushroom (soaked in hot water for 30 mins and diced after)
1/4 cup cooking oil
1 tbsp sugar
30 g garlic, minced (half a bulb)
2 cup water
Salt , pepper and sugar to taste

For stir-frying rice
1/4 cup cooking oil
1 bulb garlic
1 kg rice, soaked for 1 hour
2 tbsp dark soy sauce
Salt and pepper to taste

For condiments:
5 eggs, hard-boiled
Coriander leaves
Chopped spring onion
Chili Sauce

How to :

For meat marinade

1. Prepare the chicken and de-bone the chicken.

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2. Do not throw away the bones, you can make good chicken broth out of it. Set aside this broth to steam the rice.

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3. Cut the chicken and pork  into smaller pieces after and marinate with *meat marinate ingredients and let it sit  for 30 mins inside the fridge.IMG_1050 4. Soak Chinese mushroom with hot water for 30 mins, drain it and cut into smaller pieces. IMG_1052

  To make meat stir-fry:

1. Heat oil in a wok, add a spoonful of sugar and cook till it caramelizes IMG_1057

2. Add minced garlic and stir quickly to avoid burning.IMG_1059 IMG_1061

3. Toss in the marinated meat into the wok and cook until the meat is half cooked, add chinese mushroom and eggsIMG_1063

4. Pour 2 cups of water and seasonings, cook until the meat is tender and the liquid is thickened for about 15 mins.IMG_1065

5. Take off one cup of liquid from the meat stir-fryIMG_1070

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How to prepare the rice:

1. Soaked jasmine rice for about 30 minutes – 1 hour to hydrate the grains

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2. Strain the soaked rice and put it aside.

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3. In a wok, heat the oil , add in the garlic and cook till brown and pour in the liquid mixture from the meat. IMG_1074

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4. Add in soaked rice and mix well.IMG_1076

5. Add the seasoning (salt pepper and soy sauce) and cook for about 5 mins. Stir fry quickly to avoid burning and sticky rice.  Cook until the rice is lighter when you scoop it.

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Prepare all the cooked ingredients. Are you ready to steam the rice ? 🙂 Please do prepare several tin bowls or hot resistant bowls to steam the rice.

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Plating:

1. Take a bowl, place a halved egg with yolk side down at the bottom of the bowl

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IMG_10872. Add a scoop of the meat stir fry.

3. Pour the rice into the bowl until it is 3/4 filled. Pour 1/2 cup of chicken broth into all bowls. The broth should hover above the rice, about 0.5 cm. Too much will result in soggy rice. If it is too little, the rice would be uncooked.IMG_1089

4. Steam it for 1 hour and is is ready to be servedIMG_1090

and VOILA
Bon apetit

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