Chicken Katsu With Coconut Rice, Cucumber And Sesame Salad

All you need is fresh seasonal produce to master this delicious dish that will have your people asking for more!
By Alejandro Franco
Photography & styling Bonnie Coumbe
Chicken Katsu With Coconut Rice, Cucumber And Sesame Salad

Chicken Katsu With Coconut Rice, Cucumber And Sesame Salad

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  • 2 cups 2 jasmine rice

  • Olive oil

  • 1 ½ 1 ½ cups water

  • 1 cup 1 coconut milk

  • 1 tsp 1 caster sugar

  • Sea salt, to season

  • Large handful of shredded coconut

  • 1 1 Lebanese cucumber

  • 3 3 green shallots

  • 2 2 radishes

  • Sesame seeds, to sprinkle

  • 100ml 100ml roasted sesame dressing

  • 600g 600g chicken schnitzel

  • ½ ½ punnet mixed salad leaves

  • Lime wedges, to serve


  • Preheat oven to 180°C fan-forced. Wash rice under cold water and drain. Repeat process until water runs clear, then drain again and set aside.
  • Heat a large saucepan over high heat. Drizzle in a little olive oil, then add rice and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Pour in water, coconut milk, sugar and a pinch of salt. Stir to combine, then bring to the boil, stirring, until water just reaches the top of the rice. Reduce heat to low and cover with a lid. Cook rice for a further 15 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat and fluff rice with a fork.
  • Meanwhile, place coconut on a baking tray and bake for 2 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Cut cucumber in half, then into thin diagonal slices. Finely slice shallots and radishes. Place into a bowl, sprinkle with a small amount of sesame seeds, and drizzle with sesame dressing. Toss well and set aside.
  • Heat a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add 60ml of oil. Once oil is hot, cook chicken for approximately 3 minutes each side or until cooked through and golden brown.
  • Serve chicken with coconut rice, cucumber salad, mixed leaves, lime wedges, and a scatter of coconut.

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Cook's tip...

Make your meal hand-held by serving all of the elements in iceberg lettuce cups. You can even skip the rice if you want to reduce carbs!

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