Cooking with Thermal Cooker

Actually I own this thermal cooker for quite some time and its really under utilised! Today I have tried preparing a braised soy chicken and steamed rice together in the thermal cooker. I must say that I'm really impressed with the outcome of both dishes! The braised soy chicken only requires 15 mins of stove time whereas the rice 2 mins. Follow then both inner pots are transferred to the thermal cooker to finish the cooking process. I prepared the dishes at 12 noon and only open the pot at around 5pm. The rice is perfectly cooked and chicken meat is fall of bone! 

Braised Soy Chicken
Ingredient (4 servings)
  • 4 whole chicken leg
  • 400gm firm beancurd, each block cut into 8 pieces
  • 4 hardboiled eggs
  • 1 bulb garlic, lightly smashed
  • 5 slices ginger
  • 4 stalk spring onion, cut into sections
  • 2 star anise
Braising sauce :
  • 100ml low sodium light soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 2.5 cups water
  • 2 tbsp Chinese wine
  • 20gm rock sugar, or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp pepper