Folks are starting to tinker with the viral KFC rice cooker recipe from Japan

PHOTO: Twitter/FromCaliko, Twitter/thebaldbakerph, Facebook/Jeff Leung

Since the dawn of mankind, one truth has remained steadfast through the centuries: you can’t go wrong when you pair chicken with rice.

Recently, we found out that the Japanese people have taken that humble culinary concept into the modern age, one filled with wondrous conveniences like fast-food restaurants and rice cookers. 

We are, of course, talking about the divine process of steeping KFC Original Recipe chicken with rice, soy sauce and chicken broth in a rice cooker.

Cook ‘em all together and the result is Devil Cooked Rice, an absolute knockout of a dish that infuses classic KFC herbs and spices into the rice, providing an apex of comforting flavours. 

Judging from the glut of other media outlets tripping over themselves to jump on the story and the masses who’ve since pledged to replicate this righteous recipe, it seems like the Japanese food hack is a hit. 

Over the weekend, folks have experimented with the fuss-free recipe and are putting the results up on social media. We’re happy to report that all of them absolutely loved what they came up with. Here’s a finger-lickin' sample of what we found.


https://twitter.com/FromCaliko/status/1206438559026012160 https://twitter.com/thebaldbakerph/status/1206513649642196992

Today was the day. Today was the day I cooked rice with KFC. You read that right. I cooked rice, with KFC fried...

Posted by Jeff Leung on Sunday, December 15, 2019
https://twitter.com/JakeNalton/status/1206194267489595392 https://twitter.com/ohcararara/status/1205529997668171777 https://twitter.com/jacodemon/status/1206663642067996672

Nailed It: KFC Rice ~~~ I made the KFC Rice from an article that I posted a few days ago. Honestly, it was very tasty....

Posted by Hazri Haili on Monday, December 16, 2019
https://twitter.com/pseud0ku/status/1207262498484670468

Remember that KFC Rice Recipe from Japan? Legit! Order extra gravy!

Posted by Mannix Moya on Wednesday, December 18, 2019
https://twitter.com/JackKinLim/status/1207539926574649350
https://twitter.com/Sora_MariP/status/1206911932541759488

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