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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.

  • 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.

  • 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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