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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Hainanese Chicken Rice


Can you count the number of plates of chicken rice you have eaten so far? I can't! Tell me if you can! Chicken rice stalls seem to be everywhere,in every hawker centers,food courts and even restaurants serve them.

I tried making it last week and it turned out pretty much like what the stalls are selling.Even my not feeling so well aka no appetite toddler kept asking for more.

 Serves:
  • 2-3 Pax

You will need:
  • 3 pieces of chicken drumstick or 2 chicken breasts
  • 1.5 cups of rice
  • 3 slices of old ginger (thumbsize)
  • 3 cloves garlic (lightly smashed)
  • 1 teaspoon of oil
  • Ice water enough to cover chicken used.
  • Parsley and cucumbers for garnish (optional)

(A) For the broth
-5 slices of old ginger (thumbsize)
-5 cloves garlic (lightly smashed)
-3 stalks of spring onions (tied)
-900 ml water
-Salt to taste

(B) Sauce to drizzle on the meat
-1 teaspoon sesame oil
-3-5 tablespoons of broth

The Cooking:

1. For the chicken-
  • Put ingredients in (A) in a pot and bring to boil.
  • Add chicken.
  • When the water reboils,lower the heat to minimum and simmer for 20-25 minutes.
  • Remove chicken from broth and put into ice water for 5 minutes.
  • Drain chicken and brush with oil.
2. For the rice-
  • Wash and drain rice.
  • Add broth(amount indicated in rice cooker),ginger,garlic and rice into rice cooker and cook as per normal.
  • When rice is ready,stir the rice and let it simmer in the rice cooker for 5-10 minutes.
3. Place the rice and chicken on plate,drizzle with (B) and garnish with parsley and cucumbers.
4. Serve hot with your favourite sauces.

Tips:
  • Do not discard the broth,it is drinkable.
  • Chicken rice chili can be found in most supermarkets if you do not wish to make them yourself.

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