Over here, rice is our staple diet. And rice is very versatile, it can be made into a dish on its own or accompanied with dishes. We planted our own rice in Malaysia and also imported some from Thailand.
Recently, we went to a restaurant called MongKok Hongkong Restaurant in Pulau Tikus. They serve food which are supposed to be HK style but we found nothing great there. The price is rather cheap, restaurant clean and rather cosy but food? Nothing to shout about. However, I steal their idea and came up with a better version of Baked Rice, which one of my son ordered.
One portion of rice, preferably leftovers in the fridge for a night
2-3 pips of garlic, chopped
1 tablespoon butter (or olive oil)
Stir fry garlic with butter/oil till fragrant, add rice and season with a pepper
Scoop rice into a baking dish (heat prove, ceramic ware)
One or two pieces of chicken ham, cut into strips
Arrange the ham on top the rice, if creative, make it like weaving a mat.
Sprinkle mozarella cheese, some parmesan or just two pieces of cheddar on top.
Bake in oven for about 10 mins at 220 deg C till cheese melts.