Total comfort food. Cheap and healthy.
Boil 1ltr chicken stock + 500ml water in a heavy pot with a few chunky slices of fresh ginger root.
Reduce to a simmer and add 1 cup long grain rice.
Continue to simmer for about an hour, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid is absorbed and the rice is nice and mushy. Add a little more water if its too thick but it's personal preference.
Add a finely sliced large chicken breast or a couple of thighs and continue to cook gently until the meat is done (about 5 mins).
Season to taste with salt and ground white or sizchuan pepper, a splash of Chinese rice wine and a few drops of sesame oil.
Top with finely sliced spring (green) onions if desired and a few drops of hot sauce and soy sauce of course but toppings are entirely up to you. I like a few slices of crunchy water chestnuts or maybe a pinch of Chinese 5-spice powder.
It's also good with mushrooms for our vegetards or sliced Chinese sausage. Be creative!
Tastes even better the next day.