Thai Chicken With Crispy Shallots in Yellow Rice (Kao Moke Gai)
75 mins (prep 15, cooking 60)
22 ingredients
6 servings
This is one of my favorite recipes from Nancie McDermott's 'Real Thai'--my copy is starting to fall apart, and I do not want to lose this recipe! The author translates Kao Moke Gai as 'chicken hidden in rice'. It is very flavorful and a little hot, and it smells wonderfully spicy while it's cooking. It's not really difficult to make, and it's so delicious! Note: my photos of the recipe are of 1 1/2 batches, so a single batch would make about 2/3 what is shown. Also, I forgot to scatter the cilantro leaves and crispy shallots over the top (my guys were ravenously impatient while I was trying to photograph it!). Prep time doesn't include prep work done during cooking time, and cooking time includes resting time.

Categories:  pasta,-rice-and-grains , rice , poultry , low-sat.-fat , thai , <-4-hours , long-grain-rice , chicken-thigh-&-leg , low-in... , time-to-make , asian , chicken , low-cholesterol , low-calorie , main-dish , meat , healthy-2 ,
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Serving Size (148.45 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 150.35 Calories from Fat 45.27
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5.03g 46.42%
Saturated Fat 0.38g 11.48%
Trans Fat 0.13g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 985.02mg 246.25%
Total Carbohydrate 25.77g 51.54%
Dietary Fiber 3.1 g 74.29%
Sugars 17.36 g %
Protein 2.43g 29.1%
Vitamin A 4.14IU% Vitamin C 7.69mg%
Calcium 40.03mg% Iron 1.2mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
ground cayenne pepper, ground cumin, coriander powder, ground turmeric, ground white pepper, chicken thighs, coarsely chopped garlic, coarsely chopped onion, long-grain white rice, distilled white vinegar, small cucumbers