Surviving cooking for one: How to make your own chicken stock?
When my cousins moved out few months back when I was in KK, I was left with an even bigger dilemma. No, not the living alone nightmare but to survive cooking and eating for one. Tsk.
For the longest time of my life, I only learned how to cook those fancy meals, but not fried rice, fried mee, you know, those 'bujang''s food? Oh if instant noodles counts, then yeah, I have one meal. Hehe. So from having zero knowledge on single meals, I have learn quite a few actually.
I find it easier to have a complete meal in one plate. Cooked 1 pot rice, fried, done. Boiled some pasta, prepare the sauce, done. Phew, life was much easier back then! And Obe must be proud of me because I usually just ask him to make one for me well because, he was bujang obviously? Haha.
Then I thought, hey, I should make my own chicken stock (because most of the recipes need one especially when I had my pasta craving)!
1 chicken carcass
1 whole bombay onion
Some carrots (I used baby carrots, because I bought too many for my salad, another bujang's meal!)
Yes you need that long to get all the juice (and oil) from the chicken. Let it cool, skim out the fat, or you're like me, skip it :p Remove the chicken and carrots, drain your stock and keep it in a container according to your preference. I kept it in few sizes to make it easier for me.
Oh now, dig in on those juicy carrots and tender chicken. The chicken was so tender you just want to eat it alone! Hehe.
Ps: I used this in my pasta, mee/bihun soup.