Kai Lao (Laotian Chicken)
3 lb Roasting chicken
1 1/2 ts Salt
2 Cloves garlic, crushed
1 tbs Oil
2 md Onions, finely chopped
8 oz Mince meat
1/2 ts Salt
1/2 ts Ground black pepper
1 Fresh red chilli, finely chopped
1 tbs Chopped fresh coriander leaf
1/2 c Uncooked rice
1 c Thick coconut milk
2 c Thin coconut milk
Wash and dry chicken well, then rub it inside and out with salt and half the crushed garlic.
Heat oil in frying pan, fry remaining garlic and onions with the mince meat. Season with salt,
pepper and chilli. When meat has been fried well. add coriander powder, rice and thick coconut
milk. Bring to simmering point, then reduce heat,cool mushrooms.
Chop the onion finely. Put the oil in saucepan large enough to hold the amount of liquid. Add
onion and fry gently for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add mushrooms, coriander and cummin
and continue to stir for a few minutes. Add salt and pepper, then cover saucepan, turn heat very
low and allow to cook for 10 minutes, lifting lid and stirring two or three times.
Add hot water and stock cubes and bring to the boil. Simmer I0 minutes. Add milk and allow to
come to the boil once more, stirring occasionally. Mix cornflour with cold water and add to
the soup off the heat, then return to heat and stir constantly until it boils and thickens.
Serve immediately, sprinkled with coriander leaves.
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