Heat up the cooking oil and ghee. Sauté the garlic, onion, ginger, star anise, cinnamon, cardamom, clove and coriander until aromatic.
Add in the rice with water into the pot; bring to a boil and stirring occasionally, until the rice is soft and is the consistency of porridge.
After that add the chicken and cook it until it becomes soft and tender. Add coconut milk into the porridge and all the seasonings, stir gently.
When all the ingredients had been mixed together, you can serve the porridge and garnish with fried shallots, parsley, spring onions and red chili.