There was a time when we saved money for a period of time and deliberately went to a Michelin 3-Star Chinese restaurant with friends for experiencing how a high end Chinese meal is like. Surprisingly we were not surprised by the food, until the braised abalone was served. The flavour of the abalone sauce with rice reminded us of something familiar…
It’s the KFC Mushroom rice.
Maybe our taste buds were too grass-rooted, not only did we puzzled about the bill of that meal (why that could be that expensive), we were also confused about the association of the abalone rice with KFC mushroom rice. Anyway, that triggered our interest in making the mushroom rice.
When I was young I liked going to Hardee’s for its Mushroom Rice and Cattle Rancher’s Rice. Since all Hardee’s were closed in Hong Kong we started to go for KFC. It’s always a pleasure to have mushroom rice at a fast food restaurant. Let’s see how we made the KFC Mushroom Rice inspired by the abalone rice!
肯德基蘑菇飯 KFC Mushroom Rice
Crunchy and fresh mushrooms in thick and rich-flavoured sauce with a touch of peppercorns for enrichment. Lovely!
The association of the abalone rich with KFC mushroom rice has triggered us to make mushroom rice at home
In another time we pair the mushroom rice with canned abalone. They went well with each other
For ingredients we have canned mushrooms, butter, chicken broth, flour and peppercorns. We like using pearl rice for this dish
Slice the mushrooms
Wipe dry them
On low heat, melt a slice of butter
Add mushrooms. Sautéed until they turn aromatic
When mushrooms are slightly aromatic we can add a tbsp of flour
Add a touch of white wine. But we don’t have white wine so we replace it with Shaoxine wine
Add chicken broth. Add the portion so that we can have enough sauce for serving the rice
Add a bit of peppercorns for enriching the flavour
Lastly add a touch of dark soy sauce for coloring
Another simple but tasty Hong Kong home dish – Stir fried Chinese Leafy Lettuce with Black Bean Dace
We love steaming fish. This simple steamed threadfin fish is enough for us to have a happy meal