Sam's Duck Rice Recipe

Sam's Duck Rice


  • 4 duck breasts, skin on
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 shallots, thinly sliced
  • 1 fat clove of garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 cinnamon quill
  • 3 tbsp shaoxing rice wine
  • 2 tbsp soya sauce
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • small handful of spring onions, finely chopped, plus extra 2 tbsp for garnishing
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • steamed jasmine rice to serve

How to make Sam's Duck Rice

I've been wanting to try Sam's duck rice recipe for a while now, but only managed to thanks to the leftover duck breasts from the confit. I don't like mushrooms, so decided to tweak the recipe a bit to add on some extra flavour in lieu of the mushrooms. (Serves 2)

  1. Place the oil in a heavy based skillet (don't use too much, as there'll be a fair amount rendered from the skin) on high heat. Place the duck breasts in, skin side down, and leave alone for about 3 minutes. Turn the heat down to medium-low, and fry for an additional 3-4 minutes.
  2. Once the skin is crispy and brown, remove the ducks from the pan onto a cutting board. Cut into 1 inch dice.
  3. Turn the heat back up to high, without remove the oil. Add in the shallots, garlic and cinnamon quill, and fry till fragrant while stirring - about 1 minute. Add the duck back in, and add in the shaoxing wine. It should sizzle nicely.
  4. Once the wine has evaporated (about 1 minute), add in the soya sauce, oyster sauce, salt and pepper. Stir until cooked through, about 3-4 minutes more.
  5. Reduce the heat to medium, throw in the spring onions and brown sugar, and stir through, making sure each piece of meat is well coated in the gravy.
  6. Serve over a bowl of steaming hot rice, and garnish with some extra spring onions. (Be sure to pour in all the delicious gravy (read: oil) and dark coloured sticky bits onto your rice!)

Thanks for the inspiration, Sam! :)

  • iconsam
    iconsam says

    No problem! Glad you enjoyed it! I know a lot of people that would prefer yours over mine. :)

  • Laynie
    Laynie says

    Duck is my favouritest meat in the world. This recipe looks incredible.

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