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Seasoned Mochi Sticky Rice Stuffed Roast Chicken for Christmas

Seasoned Mochi Sticky Rice Stuffed Roast Chicken for Christmas

I stuffed the chicken with seasoned mochi sticky rice instead of pilaf for a lighter taste.

Ingredients: 4 servings

Whole chicken
about 1.8 kg
Salt and olive oil
as needed
Consommé soup stock
1 cup
Vegetables to roast the chicken with (red bell pepper, onion, celery, cabbage, carrot)
I recommend fragrant vegetables such as red bell pepper
Seasoned Mochi Sticky Rice
Mochi Sticky Rice
1 rice cup worth
Carrot
4 cm
Dried shitake mushrooms
3
Dried shrimp
1 tablespoon
The juice from the rehydrated shiitake mushrooms
100 ml
Soy sauce, Mirin, Sake
1 tablespoon each
Dashi stock granules
1 teaspoon

Steps

1. Rub salt on skin of the chicken and the inside and let it rest for 2 hours. Pat dry any moisture.
2. Combine 1 cup of mochi sticky rice, finely chopped carrots, dried shitake mushroom, dried shrimp, the juice from the rehydrated shiitake mushrooms and all the seasoning ingredients and cook with a bit less water than usual.
3. Stuff the cooked rice into the chicken, close it with toothpicks, and tie the legs with a twine. (Tying is optional) Brush the chicken with olive oil.
4. Place the chicken on a baking sheet breast-side up, and put the vegetables around.
5. Roast in a preheated 230℃ oven for 80 minutes. Baste the chicken occasionally with the pan juices from the vegetables!
6. After 30 minutes, pour consommé soup stock over the chicken to make crispy skin!
7. Baste the chicken with pan juices will give a shine to the chicken.
8. It will be more delicious if you use 7:3 sticky rice: regular rice ratio for the seasoned rice.
9. Wiping the chicken's moisture off with white wine will eliminate any odor that chicken has.
10. To check whether chicken is cooked perfectly, check for a crispy golden brown skin, the chicken pushes back when you poke it, and it will release a clear juice when you insert a skewer.
11. You can preheat the oven to 250℃ and lower to 230℃ to roast the chicken (since the oven temperature lowers when you put the chicken in).
12. Looks pretty with a ribbon. I recommend roasting apples with it too!

Story Behind this Recipe

I came up with this recipe to enjoy chicken, vegetables and rice all at the same time. It was for my husband, who wanted to "eat a whole chicken!"

I thought seasoned mochi sticky rice would be lighter than pilaf since it doesn't use any butter.