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Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Dinner #2

Tonight's dinner from Hello Fresh was the absolutely succulent Vietnamese Chicken Skewers with Ginger Rice.

After a hectic day, I came home to preparing this dinner, which proved to be very simple; cutting everything (garlic, ginger, onion, kaffir lime leaf) and then marinating the chicken, which I did for half an hour instead of ten minutes, as I was waiting for my fiancĂ© to arrive home before I started cooking. The meat ended up melting in the mouth (chicken thigh is definitely better than breast), once cooked on skewers under the grill. 
The ginger rice was interesting. I'd never added chicken stock to my rice before, and nor had I fried the rice in oil and ginger before adding the water - what a cool idea that I may have to adapt and try with other recipes/ingredients.
The only thing was that the rice was meant to be cooked for ten mins and then left to stand for ten mins, however I felt it needed an extra 15 mins as mine wasn't fully cooked. When it was it still had a bite, which we like anyway. 
All in all, we thoroughly enjoyed this dish - top marks i'd say (it was definitely the added broccoli that swung it!)


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