Asian-Style Chicken and Rice

Arborio rice is not just for risotto. It has a creamy richness that's great in bakes like this

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  • Servings: 4
Asian-Style Chicken and Rice

Photography: Johnny Miller

Source: Everyday Food, March 2013


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs (about 1 pound)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 scallions, white and green parts separated and thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped peeled fresh ginger
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 ounces shiitake mushroom caps (about 3/4 cups), thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups Arborio rice
  • 3 2/3 cups chicken broth
  • Fresh cilantro, for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large Dutch oven or heavy pot with a tight-fitting lid, heat oil over medium-high. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Cook chicken, skin side down, until skin is crisp and golden, about 7 minutes. Transfer to a plate.

  2. Add scallion whites, ginger, garlic, and mushrooms to pot and cook 1 minute, stirring. Stir in rice, broth, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Bring to a boil and place chicken on top, skin side up. Cover pot, transfer to oven, and bake until chicken is cooked through and liquid is absorbed, 25 minutes. Serve with scallion greens and cilantro.


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