Com Ga – Vietnamese Rooster Rice

While touring by Vietnam a couple of years in the past, we spent a day within the lovely metropolis of Hoi An. Well-known for silk manufacturing and Lunar celebrations alike, it’s also dwelling to one of many nation’s most iconic dishes … hen rice, or Cơm Gà Hội An.

Make this scrumptious, conventional dish at dwelling with the next easy recipe.

Com Ga – Vietnamese Rooster Rice


2 hrs prepare dinner (principally unattended)
20 minutes prep (throughout cooking)
15 minutes dish meeting on the finish




four servings, plus leftovers for future meals

Wine match

Recent white Burgundy


Giant inventory pot (minimal eight litres capability)
Fats separator or ladle
Chopping board
Giant saucepan
Wok (optionally available)
Sharp knives
Meat/Poultry lifters (optionally available)
Kitchen towel


Conventional Cơm Gà Hội An is made chickens known as Ga Ta. To cite a pal who lives in Vietnam:

“Rooster is the core of this dish and Vietnamese hen utilized in Cơm Gà Hội An is known as Ga Ta. This implies the hen are fed naturally, not industrialised, let the hen stay life in a pure setting.” – Them Pham

They’ve a particular, wealthy style and a yellow color within the pores and skin which is imparted to the rice. The sort of hen is out there from supermarkets as corn-fed free vary chickens.

Inventory and Rooster

2kg complete hen
6 litres water
1 massive onion, unpeeled
four spring onions
Giant piece of ginger, unpeeled
1 tbsp fish oil
1 tbsp salt
2 tbsp sugar

Assembling the Dish

Inventory and reduce/shredded hen items
three spring onions
400g jasmine rice
15g ginger
four garlic cloves
1 tbsp groundnut oil
1 tsp toasted sesame oil
1 tsp diced lemongrass

Condiments for Serving

Recent basil and coriander (cilantro)
Pickled carrot and daikon
Dipping fish sauce (nước mắm chấm)
Free-range corn-fed chicken with slightly yellow skin


The preparation of this dish is similar to Pho Ga (Vietnamese Rooster Noodle Soup), so in case you’ve made that already, this must be straightforward to choose up.

Making the Inventory and Cooking the Rooster

Microwave unpeeled ginger, onion and spring onion for 90 seconds. Allow them to cool, then peel and quarter onion. Slice ginger into massive chunks.
Wash and clear hen below a heat operating faucet.
Add water, fish oil, sugar and salt to inventory pot. Stir gently, then add washed complete hen, spring onion, onion and ginger to inventory pot. Carry to boil then cowl and cut back to a really low warmth to simmer.
Take away scum from inventory floor utilizing a ladle or a fats separator. Simmer for 30 minutes.
Repeat above step 2 extra instances, then take off the warmth and carry out a last scum removing. Take away and carve/shred the hen, then set it apart and hold it heat till last meeting. Take away and discard any remaining solids from inventory.

Assembling the Dish

Wash the rice completely and drain it. Add the rice and 1 litre of inventory to a recent pan. Carry to the boil, then cut back to simmer for two minutes. Take away from the warmth, cowl then pan with kitchen towel and enormous plate. Go away for eight minutes, then drain off any extra liquid.
In the meantime, reduce the spring onion stalk into skinny white strips, reduce the inexperienced stem into small chunks. Crush the garlic cloves, finely chop ginger.
Warmth the groundnut oil in a wok. Add the lemongrass, garlic, ginger and white spring onion stalks. Stir fry for 1-2 minutes till the substances are browned.
Add the toasted sesame seed oil after which rice to the wok, stir fry for additional 2 minutes.
Serve the rice and hen with garnish of coriander and chopped spring onion stalks.
Assembled dish complete with condiments and dipping sauce

Hints, Suggestions and Footage

See the hints, suggestions and photos part of the Pho Ga recipe for some common pointers.
Spring onions are simpler to deal with when making the inventory if they’re tied into knots.
The dipping fish sauce (nước mắm chấm) is out there from some Asian supermarkets. It has a really sturdy, pungent and distinctive style in case you’re not used to it.
For future meals, some hen items will be re-heated by boiling for a few minutes in left-over inventory. The rice is ready in the identical approach.
Com Ga Hoi An served for breakfast with leftovers

If corn-fed free vary chickens are usually not out there, the yellow color will be achieved by including 2 tsp of turmeric to the inventory because it cooks.
A number of the jasmine rice will be substituted for sticky rice so as to add some texture.

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