I found this recipe in our Publix supermarket ad and wanted to try it because I'd never had ponzu sauce before. Well, it made a wonderful dinner that we all enjoyed, and I served it with a side dish of carrots and sugar snap peas. (I've added directions for making roasted garlic, which I prepare ahead of time. When it cools, I separate individual cloves and squeeze out the creamy roasted garlic until I have the amount I need -- in this recipe, 2 teaspoons.)
I roast the garlic ahead of time and start cooking the rice about 15 minutes before I start making the chicken ponzu. Cooking time includes the time for roasting the garlic and also for making the chicken ponzu.