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Chicken & Daikon Soup (Rice Cooker Recipe)

Chicken & Daikon Soup Recipe

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Last week, I had the great pleasure of meeting tigerfish from teczcape when she came back to Singapore for a few days. Tigerfish recently published a cookbook, The Everything Rice Cooker Cookbook, and I was really lucky to receive a signed copy from her. Prior to tigerfish’s cookbook, the only thing I know how to cook in the rice cooker is … rice!

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So imagine my pleasant surprise, as I was flipping through the cookbook, to find more than 300 rice cooker recipes. And it’s not just rice you can cook in a rice cooker. Thanks to her cookbook, I learned how to make a hearty pot of chicken and daikon (white radish) soup. This is a nourishing soup with “cooling” & “qi-balancing” properties. Daikon, like luo han guo (monk’s fruit), is known to be good for soothing a sore throat. With the rice cooker method, the water boils quickly and the soup cooks itself with minimal effort (plus, no need to watch the flame like stove top cooking).  The chicken was so tender from the prolonged yet gentle simmering, the meat was practically falling off the bones.

Everything Rice Cooker Cookbook
What I like most about this book is: despite the versatility of rice cooker cooking, you don’t even need a high-end rice cooker to cook the dishes. All the dishes, I was told, can be whipped up in a traditional and inexpensive “keep warm/cook” rice cooker. I think this book is perfect for those into one-pot cooking, and extremely useful for people who wish to expand their range of cooking with minimal appliances. The book brings out the versatility of one-pot cooking teaching you techniques such as steaming, stir-frying, stewing and braising, all in the rice cooker. Now I know that besides rice, I can also cook pasta, congee, seafood, desserts, curries, stews, vegetables and more.

Chicken & Daikon Soup Recipe

I would like to congratulate tigerfish on her cookbook. I must say that despite being academically brilliant, running a successful blog and now, a cookbook author, tigerfish is one of the most humble and down-to-earth person I know. I wish her continued success & more opportunities in future to bring her passions to even greater heights :)

73 comments on “Chicken & Daikon Soup (Rice Cooker Recipe)”

  1. Whoaa… i guess it’s time for me to make full use of my rice cooker!

    1 bowl of the your soup please! :D

  2. That looks easy and very delicious. I hardly use rice cooker. I always cook rice in a pot over fire. Need to try this. Thanks very much for sharing.

  3. wow! easy and yummy! i know i can always be inspired by you :D

  4. Where can I get this book? I think it’s a fantastic idea and a great way to introduce people to cooking as well. Great job!

  5. The soup looks excellent! I seldom use rice cooker for rice..strange hah? :-) I find it very practical to use rice cooker to make fungus soup, braised pork, ect.

  6. Right, I always heart tigerfish’s healthy, homey dishes. Indeed, she has got much friendly ideas on using a rice cooker. Your soup looks comforting : ).

  7. I thought only me that cook soup in my rice cooker. Well, I have this multi-functions rice cooker that can cook rice, soup, porridge, etc. Very convenience to use especially when I need to tenderize the meats. Will try your recipe again :)

  8. Indeed it is such a versatile took! Makes me think out of the box too. Great test- and tigerfish’s cookbook rocks!

  9. Will the wolfberries lost its nutritious value after soaking?
    Guess nobody would have believe it that this sumptuous soup was cooked from a rice cooker. Great idea and thanks for sharing.

    • I don’t think so, because by soaking, you actually reduce the cooking time. You don’t have to soak very long, it takes about 20 minutes or less. Hope you like this soup when you try it :)

  10. Hi wiffy,

    Thank for sharing this wonderful news, by the way can i buy the book from Popular Book shop?

    Thanks again!

    • Hi Catherine, not sure about Popular, but I was told the book is sold in Borders and Kino, Singapore. Maybe you can call the bookstores to check if this title is in stock, before heading down :)

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