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mishymoo Tue 15-Jul-08 12:08:23

I want to try this ovenbaked thai chicken rice tonight but I don't have one of the Le Creuset oven proof dishes! Can I use a pirex dish with a lid instead? Will it dry out and burn?

mishymoo Tue 15-Jul-08 12:11:05


GreatAuntieWurly Tue 15-Jul-08 12:12:15

think it will be fine as long as you keep an eye on it.

ThePettyandIllinformedGoat Tue 15-Jul-08 12:12:50

pirex dish will be fine.

DaphneDescends Tue 15-Jul-08 12:12:52

Ha! Funnily enough I am doing that tonight - starting in a saucepan and then into a pyrex dish for the oven... it'll be fine

I hope...

mishymoo Tue 15-Jul-08 12:14:09

Thanks for replies - I am going to give it a go! I'll start it in a saucepan and transfer to dish!

Should we compare notes tomorrow Daphne? I saw it on another thread this morning and it looks lovely!

DaphneDescends Tue 15-Jul-08 18:41:36

I have chickened out tonight and am having pizza - I'll do it tomorrow for DPs birthday so am v keen to hear how it was!

mishymoo Wed 16-Jul-08 09:47:52

Well I tried this last night and it was awful! I followed recipe and it ended up being all dried out and stodgy! My DS refused to eat it and ended up having cereal. Needless to say I don't think I will be making it again!

OverMyDeadBody Wed 16-Jul-08 09:51:49

mishymoo what type of rice did you use?

Did you stir it a lot? Stiring rice while it is cooking releases the starch leaving you with a stodgy mess.

mishymoo Wed 16-Jul-08 09:53:30

I used long grain and wild rice and I started it in a pan and transferred to Pyrex dish. Didn't stir it for the 20 minutes it was in the oven though!

MrsBadger Wed 16-Jul-08 09:58:56

this is a much better rice-in-the-oven dish - so long as you keep the ratio of rice:liquid the same you can make any variation - we had roast chicken, pea and mint last night.
I make it in a metal casserole (like a saucepan with two handles)

Buda Wed 16-Jul-08 10:02:01

That's a shame. It looks lovely - may try it this week.

For future if a dish like this is dried out you can add a little hot water or stock and mix to moisten it.

DaphneDescends Wed 16-Jul-08 19:12:48

Oh mishy what a shame.

I have just done this, and to scrimp on washing up I left it on the hob for 20 minutes [slattern]

I added an orange pepper and a courgette, should've added mushrooms but forgot, really enjoyed it. I will try MrsBs too as hate stirring risotto.

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