How to Make It
Cut shrimp in half lengthwise. Cut shrimp pieces in half crosswise, and place in a large bowl. Cut chicken into 2-inch-wide strips, and add to bowl. Sprinkle
with salt, and toss to coat. Let stand 10 minutes; rinse well. Add shallots, fish sauce, sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper; stir to combine. Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes.
Place rice in a mini food processor. Process until rice is broken into very small pieces, about 2 minutes. (This also can be done in a spice grinder or coffee mill in 2 batches.) Set aside.
Place oil, ginger, and garlic in a large Dutch oven; cook over medium, stirring often, until fragrant and beginning to brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Add shrimp and chicken mixture and any accumulated juices; cook, stirring often, until shrimp turn pink, 5 to 6 minutes.
Stir in rice. Gradually stir in 8 cups water. Cover and increase heat to high.Bring to a boil, and cook 6 to 7 minutes. Uncover and reduce heat to medium. Cook, stirring often, until rice is tender and liquid is thickened, 18 to 20 minutes. Stir in bok choy, peas, and scallions; cook 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in cilantro, mint, lime juice, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper.