I let the sauce reduce too much but managed to save it at the last moment. The very dark bits on the thighs consists of minced garlic and ginger and can be described, accurately, as candied. The sauce pan is still soaking. The pea pods are to blame for the meal. They came in a microwaveable bag that worked very well – two or three minutes on high and then rest for a minute. Don’t forget to pierce the bag before you start!
I used basmati rice for this, 2 cups water for 1 cup rice, bring to a simmer, cover, reduce heat to lowest and wait 20 minutes. The rice I use has never clumped even sans rinsing.