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Nutrition Info: Claypot Rice (with chicken)

Posted on | March 28, 2012 | No Comments

Claypots heating

Traditionally, Claypot rice is a one pot meal cooked in a slow-cooking claypot heated from hot charcoals / fire.  Rice makes up the base on the meal and is generally prepared first.  Later, other economical type meats and vegetables are added such as chicken, chinese sausage, egg and most available local vegetables. The flavour of the meal is so unique due to the charcoal oven giving it a smokey flavour during the cooking process.  The appearance is usually dark due to the large amounts of soya sauce used.  Cooking time can range from 15 – 30 minutes to allow for the rice and meat to cook through.  The best and most savored part is the crunchy rice that can be scraped from bottom of the pot.  And one last thing… beware… those claypots don’t cool don’t very fast, don’t try to pick them up and remember to keep stirring to minimize sticking and burning on the bottom.

Nutrition information with Claypot Chicken Rice:  597 g (large bowl)

  • Energy: 899 calories
  • Protein: 48 g
  • Carbs: 93 g
  • Fat: 37 g
  • Sodium: 2178 mg

This nutrition information is for a large claypot portion. Therefore, if you’re have a smaller portion you can ½ this recipe easily.

Claypot Chicken Rice

It’s quite an energy dense meal for the portion size, mainly because of the oil used during the cooking process to stop it burning. Also, often cheaper cuts of meat add to fat content.  Another consideration is the large amounts of sodium in the meal, it’s nearly the full recommended daily amount of sodium in one meal (Australian Heart Foundation).

My recommendation would be to choose a smaller portion or please ensure you share this meal with a friend and top up with steamed vegetables.

Finally, remember to always follow my additional recommendations every time you eat:  Eat slowly, put your utensils down between bites and always stop when you feel 80% full because it’s better to waste it than to ‘waist’ it.  Enjoy!

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