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Claypot Chicken Brown Rice

Have you ever cooked claypot chicken rice with brown rice instead of regular white rice? I did and I never looked back. Using brown rice is the same method as using white rice, but with better results in terms of nutrition and taste.

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Smoky claypot flavour – checked.  Signature crispy rice crust – checked. Bonus: Healthy brown rice with nutty flavour and chewy texture – checked.

Claypot Chicken Brown Rice Recipe

Brown rice contains more fiber and nutrition than white rice. Brown rice is complex aka good carbs while white rice is simple carbs – this translates to slower weight gain when eating brown rice (google it). Now did I get your attention already? But please don’t quote me on this – weight gain/loss works differently for everyone with many other factors at play. Lastly, I really love the taste of brown rice – it has a nuttier flavour and a chewier texture than white rice.

Claypot Chicken Brown Rice Recipe

All these reasons made the home-cooked claypot rice a precious gem, because I don’t think it’s easy to find claypot brown rice stalls here (if there are any at all).

Claypot Chicken Brown Rice Recipe

15 comments on “Claypot Chicken Brown Rice”

  1. It looks absolutely heavenly. Used to have this (or similar one) quite often for the lunch…really delicious and healthy.

  2. Will it work if we use a normal stainless steel pot, or rice cooker?

    • Yes you can! Although it will likely lack the smokey flavour or signature crispy crust of claypot rice, but the flavours are still there.

      Rice cooker claypot chicken rice recipe: CLICK HERE

    • Thanks, wiffy!

    • Just one more question. Using the rice cooker recipe, if I substitute the white rice with brown rice. Do I need to add more water?

    • For rice cooker, try the ratio 1 cup brown rice: 1 + 3/4 cup water. If you prefer more moist rice, you can increase to 1 cup brown rice: 2 cup water in future. Let me know how it goes!

    • I used mixed white & brown rice so twigged it to 1 cup mixed rice : 1/1/3 cup water. Slightly moist. Think can reduce a bit more water. But it tastes good! Thanks, Wiffy.
      – xoxo, a follower of your recipes!

  3. This will be so good on a cool rainy day! I wish I have claypot rice right now. Have not had it for a long time.

  4. Hi, if i double the portion, does it mean cooking time is doubled too? 

    • use a bigger claypot, the cooking time should be roughly same (+ 5 mins more or so if your chicken are cut to bigger chunks).

  5. Hi Wiffy,
    Hi good afternoon,  can I check with you if it is ok when the rice is about to cook after 10-15mins of simmering, we mix the salted fish bits into the rice before placing the marinated chicken pieces on top of the rice (instead of sprinkle on top of the marinated chicken pieces)?

  6. Thank you. 

  7. Hi there – I am excited to try out this recipe.

    In your introduction, you wrote “The ratio of brown rice to water is 2 cups brown rice: 1 cup water.” but on your ingredients list – you have 1 cup of brown rice: 2 cups of water.

    Could you please confirm the correct ratio? Thank you!

    • Hi! The correct ratio should be 1 cup of brown rice: 2 cups of water. I have amended the recipe – thanks for pointing it out to me & I hope you enjoy the recipe when u tried it out :)

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