This impressive dinner-party dish from Laos will wow your guests; they won't believe how easy it is! Serve a green salad on the side for a unique and flavorful family meal instead. Chicken substitutes well for the duck.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
50 mins
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, soak rice in cold water to soak while preparing the rest of the recipe.

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  • In a small bowl, using the back of a spoon, smash into a paste the garlic, pepper, salt, curry, and turmeric. Drizzle in the soy sauce as you continue to smash. Set spice aside.

  • Cut the duck into a dozen pieces, removing the fat and thick skin.

  • Drain soaking rice, and set aside. Heat 2 tablespoons vegetable oil in a wide pot over medium-high heat, stir in the spice paste, and cook for 30 seconds. Stir in duck pieces; cook about 10 minutes, stirring frequently until lightly browned. Pour in 2 cups water, bring to a boil, and simmer 10 minutes. Pour in remaining water and vegetable oil; return contents to boil. Add rice to pot. Water should cover the rice by 1/2 inch. Return to a boil and cook, covered tightly, 15 to 20 minutes, until rice is tender.

  • Remove pot from heat. Let stand, covered, 5 to 10 minutes. Turn out onto serving platter, and garnish with green onions.

Substitution Suggestion

If using chicken, cut 2 pounds of meat into 1-inch chunks. The above spices even work with beef, just add 2 tablespoons of minced ginger to the paste.

Nutrition Facts

543 calories; protein 20g 40% DV; carbohydrates 80.3g 26% DV; fat 14.8g 23% DV; cholesterol 48.4mg 16% DV; sodium 850.3mg 34% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/17/2006
very easy dish and the flavor is wonderful. I made it with wild duck which can be a bit gamey but it came out amazing Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/20/2006
a whole lot of work for just average results. Read More
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7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 2 stars
03/19/2006
a whole lot of work for just average results. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/17/2006
very easy dish and the flavor is wonderful. I made it with wild duck which can be a bit gamey but it came out amazing Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2005
Very good even my 2 yr old loved it. Will make again very easy. I cooked the duck the night before in the crock pot; it was easy to skin the next day. I used regular white rice. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/30/2008
I didn't think it was that much work but I was looking for something with a bit more flavour. If I made it again I would add some cilantro. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/27/2011
Tough call. It turned out very delicious. When I prepared it I did not use the entire amount of soy sauce unsure of the exact amount to use since it said "drizzle" and I needed to add some Sweet Soy sauce at the end. But overall it was very good!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/12/2016
4 cups of uncooked jasmine rice would feed an army. 2 cups works fine and to make it easy on yourself use garlic paste in a tube and ground black pepper. If using wild duck you will need to decrease the cook time by half or you will end up with livery tasting duck. Flavor combo is good but adjustment are needed if using wild duck. Read More
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