Chicken rice is one of my daughters favourite dish so instead of eating it at the chinese restaurants, I have learned to prepare it myself..and it taste just as great!!Dont be daunted by the amount of ingredients or work.It is actually simple and the end result is worth it.Sometimes, instead of using one whole chicken, I would mix chicken bones(for stronger flavor) and other parts of the chicken ie drumstick when boiling for the stock. After taking out the chicken, I would continue boiling the stock with the bones and adding in veg. like carrots, potatoes. To have as soup with the meal.And sometimes I prepare my other chicken recipe "chinese baked chicken" as another choice of style to have with the chicken rice beside the steam chicken.