Experiment: Blackberry Chicken Rice Burger
When I first had a rice burger, it was back in Japan, at Mos Burger. I fell in love with it right away… I think it was because of novelty. Anyway, I never thought that we could make the rice burger at home… until I saw this recipe in Yoshoku: Japanese food western style. It has a recipe of Teriyaki Chicken Riceburger.
Today I wanted to try a chicken recipe that I saw in a Japanese magazine, Lettuce Club (ﾚﾀｽｸﾗﾌﾞ). So I combined the two, and made the Blackberry Chicken Rice Burger
Materials: (2 burgers)
2-3 bowls of rice
2 chicken thighs
2 tbs blackberry jam (or any other fruit jam)
1 tbs sake
2 tbs soy sauce
Salt and pepper
Mayonnaise to taste
Salt and pepper to taste
1) Brush oil onto tin foil that’s in a baking tray.
2 ) Cook the rice. When it’s done (and still hot), spread it on the tin foil. Make sure you press the rice really hard. Otherwise the rice patty will fall apart.
(If you wanna add sesame seeds, mix the sesame seeds with rice before you put it on the tin foil)
3) Use a cookie cutter to cut out the rice patty. Dip the cookie cutter in hot water between stamping so that the rice won’t stick to the cookie cutter.
4) Heat up a frying pan. Pour in tiny bit of sesame oil. Put the rice patty in and pan fry until both sides are a little golden.
1) Mix all the ingredients in the sauce together.
2) Wash the chicken thighs and then dry with paper towels.
3) In a bowl, put the chicken thighs in and then pour 1) onto the thighs. Marinade for at least 30 minutes. Overnight if you can.
4) Heat a frying pan. Put the skin side down first and cook for 5 minutes, then flipe to the other side and cook for another 5 minutes.
Blackberry Chicken Rice Burger:
1) Put some veggies on a rice patty, then put the chicken on the veggies. Squeeze some mayo on the chicken, then close the sandwich with another rice patty.
1) It takes about half a bowl of rice to make one rice patty. So eating one rice burger is like eating a bowl of rice.
2) The orginal chicken recipe asks for orange marmalade… which I don’t have at home. I used blackberry jam instead… hmmm… wonder what it’ll taste like with orange marmalade.