I never was a fan of baked rice at KFC, but this one really surprised me.
The ones that I have had at KFC were the usual mushroom rice and chicken a la king, they just tasted like airplane meals, the rice would be too soft, and for the mushroom rice, it was just strongly flavoured with black pepper and served with canned mushrooms.
The chicken a la king tasted slightly better, but it tasted like frozen ready meals.
Anyway, this time I tried the Tomato and Chicken baked rice. IT WAS AMAZING!!
I would never order baked rice from Chinese Cafes because I hate the bed of egg fried rice beneath it. I find the egg fried rice rather sickening, especially since the rice is stir fried and then baked. The baked rice at Chinese cafes usually has cheese on top which makes it weird, not Chinesey or Western.
Back to the KFC baked rice:
The portion was quite big, presented in a foil dish, and the tomato sauce was thick and rich containing tomatoes, pineapples, and a de-boned chicken thigh filet.
The sauce was generous; I had sufficient sauce throughout to last till the last spoonful of rice. The tomato sauce was rich and heavy, it was perhaps slightly too strong, but it tasted good, the rice matched very well, it was not too soft like their usual rice dishes. Although the bed of rice tried to be egg fried rice like the chinesey cafes, it was actually pieces of egg mixed in with the rice, which I felt the rice was very healthy and not oily.
Interestingly, the garlic chicken, which is on promotion, is meant to be the Chinesey style, but I felt that this baked rice was more Chinesy, and tasted the best out of them.
To finish the meal, I had a cup of tea from KFC, which was the Chinesey HK style tea. Although it is not my cup tea, in this case, it matched the Chinesey mood I got from the baked rice. This is the first time I enjoyed a delicious baked rice, coming from KFC!!!!!!
IMPROVEMENTS:For improvement, I think the chicken should be sliced, because the cutlery at KFC is plastic and hard to use.
Out of the KFC HK style series the baked rice was the best.