Homemade Hainanese chicken rice

Homemade Hainanese chicken rice


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About this recipe: This is a popular dish in Singapore, usually found in hawker centers. The chicken stock makes the rice very fragrant and delicious.

wllew North Region, Singapore

Serves: 4 

  • 1 chicken, whole
  • 5 cloves garlic, flattened
  • 20 slices ginger
  • 2 stalks spring onion, cut into 4-5cm pieces
  • 500g rice
  • 3 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 pandan leaves
  • 2 tsp salt

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

  1. First rub the chicken with some salt.
  2. In a large pot, add the garlic, 15 slices of ginger, spring onion and 1 tbsp of sesame oil. Allow it to boil under high heat. Once it starts boiling, lower the chicken carefully. Allow it to boil under low heat for 30 minutes. Remove from pot and soak it in a basin of iced water.
  3. In the rice cooker, place the rice, 3 cups of the chicken stock from boiling the chicken, 2 tbsp of sesame oil, pandan leaves and 1 tsp of salt and allow it to cook until done.
  4. Serve with chili sauce and dark soy sauce.

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So lovely taste - 11 Nov 2014

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