One-pot Miso Chicken Rice and Morels – This one-pot miso chicken rice and morels is packed with amazing umami flavor and it’s a no-fuss recipe that delivers tons of flavor!
Today is the last day of school for my daughter. She’s looking forward to Summer. I’m looking forward to spending some time with her too. Summer camp at home 😉 I have to admit that some days I seriously need a break from these kiddos. You may have read this cliche before, but they grow up so fast. Way too fast!
This summer will be lots of swimming, biking, outdoor play, and I probably won’t be spending as much time cooking in the kitchen. If I do, it’s probably going to be easy meal like this one-pot miso chicken rice and morels. This one-pot meal is soooo good! Love the umami flavor the miso and morels impart to the rice.
And I just love how everything is clinging to the rice! Something rustic and comforting about it!
Recipe is adapted from Lucky Peach 101 Easy Asian Recipe cookbook (affiliate link)
One-pot Miso Chicken Rice and Morels
- 10-15 pieces of morels or sub with 4-6 dried shiitake mushrooms
- 2 cups short-grain white rice
- 1 Tbsp sesame oil
- 4 Tbsp soy sauce
- 1 Tbsp shaoxing wine
- 3 Tbsp white/red miso paste
- 2 ½ cups chicken stock (2 if using rice cooker)
- 1 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs cut into bite-size
- 3 stalks green onions cut into 3-inch stalks
- Soak the morels in warm water until plump up. leave them whole. If you are using dried shiitake, soak until they are plump and then sliced them
- Briefly wash the rice of any impurities. Drain and set aside
- Whisk the oil, soy sauce, wine, and miso paste until they are mixed in a large mixing bowl. Add the chicken pieces and morels. Stir to mix everything
Using rice cooker:
- Place the rice and chicken stock in the rice cooker. Pour the chicken and its marinade. Stir to mix everything. Top with stalks of green onions on top. Set the rice cooker to cook. I set mine on white rice setting and it is done cooking in 20 minutes. Check the chicken to make sure they are done. If not, reset and set for another cycle of cooking
Using a pot/dutch oven:
- Add the rice and chicken stock. Pour in the chicken and its marinade and stir to mix everything. Bring it to a boil and then lower the heat. Place stalks of green onions on top. Cover with a lid and let it cook for 20-25 minutes
- Uncover the lid. The rice should be fluffy at this point. Fluff it with a fork. Have a taste and season with some salt to your taste if needed. Ready to be served
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Hello there. I really want to try this recipe but I’m afraid I don’t have miso paste and shaoxing wine. Are there any substitutes? I read that I can use normal soy sauce to replace the miso instead. Does that work?
Hi Viviene, do you have fermented soy bean paste (for example like dou ban jiang)? you can use that. You can of course also use soy sauce and use any cooking wine or omit the cooking wine. I hope this helps.
What a comforting looking dish, it reminds me a lot of my grandmother’s chicken and rice, she used completely different spices in our part of the world, but the consistency and the general feeling of the dish should be very similar. Your daughter already has holidays, my kids still have 4 weeks to go… 🙂
Chicken and rice in one pot is always comforting no matter where this dish is cooked or came from, isn’t it?