Chicken Long Rice is a staple at most Hawaiian Luaus where it is served as a side dish. It’s a favorite island comfort food, something in between Chicken Noodle Soup and Chicken Stew, and usually eaten with steamed white rice.
Chicken long rice uses clear bean thread noodles. Those are noodles made with mung bean starch and are thin and clear. They’re also called Chinese Vermicelli, Cellophane Noodles, or Glass Noodles. You can buy them at any Asian Market.
The dish is pretty much the same as its Filipino counterpart called Sotanghon. Both originated in China and was brought over to the Hawaiian islands by Chinese and Filipino immigrants. Whatever its origins it’s one of my favorite go to comfort food. Best of all it’s super simple to make. It’s great on chilly or rainy days and wonderful when you have a slight cold. Try it out next time you’ve a yen for Chicken Soup!
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Chicken Long Rice
5-6 Chicken thighs with bone and skin
1 Tbs. Oil
1 Tbs. Fresh grated ginger root
1 Tbs. minced garlic
1 Cup Chicken Stock
1 Tsp. Salt
2 Tbs. Soy Sauce
1 Package Bean Thread Noodles
1/4 Cup chopped green onions
2 cloves garlic thinly sliced (optional)
1/2 Tbs. Oil (optional)
Heat oil in a stock pot.
Saute garlic and chicken thighs until thighs start to turn yellow.
Add enough water in the pot to cover the chicken with water.
Add chicken stock, ginger, and salt.
Simmer until chicken is very well cooked and falling off the bone.
Remove chicken skin and bones. Discard skin and bone. Shred chicken meat into large pieces and return to pot.
Add noodles, soy sauce, and 3/4 of the chopped green onions.
Stir and cook until noodles are soft and transparent.
*Optional – fry garlic slices in 1/2 tbs. oil until they turn brown. Drain on paper towels.
Remove from heat and garnish with remaining with remaining green onion. Garnish with fried garlic.
Hawaiian Chicken Long Rice
Hawaiian Chicken Long Rice
What’s the Project?: This free printable Christmas Bingo game is fun to play for any Christmas party with the kids! Whether you need it for a class party at school or for a fun activity at home with the littles, this cute Bingo game is easy-just print then play! Everyone will love it!
Christmas and the holiday season can be such a crazy time! Crazy fun but also crazy busy.
So whether you are looking for a fun Christmas Bingo game because you need something quick and easy to print and play for a class party or a Christmas party you’re throwing for the kids, or just because you need to slow down and do something fun at home with your kids, this is the perfect game!
All you need to do is print and play this cute free printable Christmas Bingo game! It’s fun and festive and the kids will seriously love it!
This works great for a class party or any Christmas party you are throwing or just on a cold winter day to play at home with your kids.
I like to take this Christmas Bingo with me to the class parties and play it with small groups. We’ve also played it at a family holiday party and the kids (of all ages) had fun. It’s so easy and simple but fun.
The cute Christmas Bingo game board has Santa and stockings, penguins and snowflakes, presents, ornaments, lights, and more.
So many fun things to do with the kids this holiday season and all you’ve got to do is print! You can’t beat that, right?!
And here’s a fun emoji guessing game for Christmas!
Free Printable Christmas Bingo Boards:
It can’t be simpler than this. All you need to do is open this PDF and print it out:
Print Here: Free Printable Christmas Bingo Game
I actually had mine printed at a printing store just so that I could get a higher quality print. You could even laminate it if you want so that you can play it for years to come.
It will print out 8 game boards and the cards to draw from to play Bingo. (Sorry-there are just 8. If you need more I recommend playing in small groups of 8 or less so that everyone gets a chance to play.)
Here’s a sample of what a Christmas Bingo Board looks like:
HOW TO PLAY CHRISTMAS BINGO:
Print the cards and cut them all out.
Then you just need some fun markers to mark off spots on the board when it gets called, like Christmas candy or marshmallows or crackers or something like that.
Have one person call out as they draw the cards from the drawing pile and the players get to put a marker on that picture.
Once someone has five in a row they shout out bingo and they win that round!
How fun is that?
Here are a few more Christmas games you might love if you are planning a family party!
Have a great time playing this Christmas Bingo game with the kids!
On Christmas Morning my children and grandchildren arrive at my house to open presents and have brunch, it’s another family tradition started when the kids were young.
Our usual routine is orange juice and cocoa or coffee in the kitchen before we head over to the formal living room to distribute and unwrap gifts. This ritual takes at least 2 hours and I usually pop in to the kitchen to toss the egg dish in the oven during the last hour or so.
When the kids were younger we served a plated breakfast at the table, these days with in-laws and grandkids there’s just too many of us for a proper sit down breakfast, not to mention the unwrapping ritual takes us longer, so we set up a brunch buffet instead. Although times have changed the menu has not. I like to keep it simple and easy to prepare so I look for things I can prepare the night before and throw in the oven before brunch.
Our traditional menu includes:
Chile Relleno Torta
A delicious baked egg dish, I got the recipe years ago from Diane Mott Davidson’s book “Dying for Chocolate”. For recipe click here!
I serve this with fresh warm tortillas, salsa, and sour cream on the side.
Overnight Creme Brulee French Toast
I love French Toast! But this is one of my favorites simply because like the name says I can make it the night before, Overnight Creme Brulee French Toast recipe from Carl’s Bad Cravings. For recipe click here
Unlike my usual French Toast which I basically cook on a griddle this one is placed in a pan overnight and baked in the oven in the morning. Perfect when hosting a lot of people!
Who doesn’t love crepes? I know you may think it’s hard to make, but you can make them the night before. That’s right the night before or early in the morning before everyone arrives. Crepes don’t have to be served hot at all. Just be sure you separate each crepe with parchment paper so they don’t stick together.
You can fill crepes with sweets like these Strawberries & Creme Crepes filled with Reisling Marinated Strawberries and Mascarpone cream; or savory things like ham and cheese; or just drenched in butter and sprinkled with sugar, that’s my favorite!
Here’s a quick recipe for my crepes, you can mix it up the night before and make them in the morning!
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2 Cups Milk
3 Tbs. Butter, melted
1 Tbs. Sugar
1 Tsp. Vanilla
1/2 Tsp. Salt
1 1/2 Cup flour, sifted
Place all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth. Refrigerate overnight or for at least 30 minutes.
When ready to make heat crepe pan and spray with non-stick oil
Pour some batter on the pan and spread thin.
Cook each side about 2 minutes or until lightly brown.
Remove from heat and fill or stack with parchment paper in between crepes to prevent them from sticking together. Fill when ready.
Another favorite and a crepe alternative is a Dutch Baby , I love them! You just mix the batter in your blender, bake it, then top it. Click here for the recipe!
I also serve eggs, fried and scrambled, breakfast meats, hash brown potatoes, and of course beverages like juices, coffees, and cocoa.
They especially love my mocha cappuccino which I make jars of for gift giving every year!
I keep a jar or two for us to enjoy during the holidays and thru the winter months and beyond. It really is worth the effort!
Click here to make a batch or two of my Mocha Cappuccino!
Here a a few more ideas I found around the web you may want to try this year.
Cinnamon Cream Cheese Roll-Ups by Rindy Mae
These look super cute!
Fruit Trifle from Chef in Training