Smoor (Indonesian Chicken and Rice)
55 min 10 min prep
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1 whole chicken, cut up
2 large onions, chopped fine (yellow or sweet)
1/4 cup ketjap manis (Indonesian soy sauce)
1 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 beef bouillon cube
1 pinch cloves (or 1 whole clove)
1 pinch tamarind pulp (about 1/2 inch)
2-3 dashes tomato ketchup
1 teaspoon sambal oelek (chili paste) (optional)
2 cups jasmine rice
(NOTE: I have successfully tried this recipe in a crockpot. Simply throw it all in (including raw onions), mix, and cook on high 4 hours. You do not need to add water, but you can add up to 1/2 cup of you want a lot of juice.).
Fry onions in a little oil on high until light brown. Add chicken pieces. Mix. Add enough water to cover chicken. Add all other ingredients and mix. Simmer about 45 minutes on medium heat.
In the meantime, rinse 2 cups of jasmine rice and cook in the rice cooker.
Serve the chicken pieces on a bed of rice. You can add additional sambal if you like it hotter.