Hainanese Chicken Rice

Basically we may find hainan chicken rice in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Philippine. It is most commonly with Hainanese, Malaysian, and Singaporean Cuisine. According to Wikipedia,it is based well-known Hainanense dish called wenchang chicken (文昌雞) , due to its roots in Hainan cuisine and its adoption by the Hainanese overseas chinese population in the Nanyang area. Hainanese chicken also appears as a specialty in Vietnamese Cuisine.

Hainanese Chicken Rice

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One set of hainan chicken rice (Serve with potato, egg and one bowl of soup)

Hainanese Chicken Rice (serve 1 – 2 pax)

Preparation Time: 30 – 35 minutes | Cooking Time: 1 – 1 1/2 hours

Ingredients:

For the rice

1.  1 cup uncooked washed rice

2. 1 onions

3. 1 garlic

4. A little bit dry shrimp

5. 1 tea spoon of sesame oil

6. 2 tea spoon of oyster sauce

7. 2 tea spoon of soya sauce

8. 1 glass of water

For the chicken

1. 3/4 part of chicken

2. 1 tea spoon of sesame oil

3. 1 tea spoon of soya sauce

4. 3 glass of water

5. 1 tsp of salt

For the Chilly sauce

1. 2 tsp garlic

2. 2 tsp of soya sauce

3. 3 tsp red chilly

Instruction for the chicken:

1. Wash chicken and drain well. Using 1 tsp of salt as scrub, rub the salt all over the chicken for smooth looking skin.

2. Add in 3 glass of water in to pan and boil the chicken ( make sure enough to cover the chicken). Boiled the chicken arround 35 – 40 minutes (make sure the meat soft enough).

3. When chicken is cooked, remove chicken and plunge it into prepared cold water at once for 10 minutes.

4. Drain the chicken, and add 1 tsp of sesame oil and 2 tsp of soya sauce. serve immediately.

Instruction for the rice:

1. Wash 1 cup of uncooked rice approximately 3 times.

2. Heat up the oil, add in small part of garlic, onion, and dry shrimp. fry and stir together with uncooked rice and add in 1 tsp of sesame oil, 2 tsp of oyster sauce, and 2 tsp of soya sauce. Mixed all of them together.

3.  raise the rice in to rice cooker and add in 1 glass of water. Wait the rice cooked. Serve immediately.

Instruction for the chilly sauce:

Fry garlic and red chilly together. After that add 2 tsp of soya sauce.

Cooking’s Note:

1. For the rice you may or may not use dry shrimp (As your preference)

2. You may or may not add egg too (All depends on you)

3. You may use ginger for chilly sauce.

4. You may add some of vegetables as you like such as bean sprouts.

Steamed Chicken Rice

Some people said steamed chicken rice is the most favorite food for children and it’s  good for children’s health. Steamed chicken rice is one of Chinese-Indonesian Cuisine. The serving method is as follows steamed chicken rice in metal bowls are usually kept in a steamer to keep warm. In Indonesia, we called it “Nasi Tim”, it’s totally different with hainanese chicken rice.

Steamed Chicken Rice

Steamed Chicken Rice

The soft texture of rice and boneless chicken also make this dish suitable for young children or adults in convalescence.

Steamed Chicken Rice (Serves for 2 Pax)

Preparation Time: 15 minutes | Cooking times: 30 – 45 minutes

Ingredients:

1. 500 grams of boneless chicken

2. 1 Egg

3. 1 garlic

4. 1 onion

5. 1 tea spoon of sesame oil

6. 2 tea spoon of oyster sauce

7. 1 tea spoon of soya sauce

8. 2 tea spoon of sweet soya sauce

9. 150 ml water

Directions:

1. Cut the onion and garlic in to small part and cut boneless chicken meat like a dice.

2. Heat up the oil in the pan and add onion, garlic and meat. Cook the boneless chicken meat till cooked.

3. After that add all sauce : sesame oil, oyster sauce, soya sauce, sweet soya sauce and 150 ml air. Add the egg that already boiled and cook together with the meat.

4. Put half of boneless chicken and egg in to bowl and add on the rice. After that steam it in to steamer approximately 15 -20 minutes.

5. After that, you may serve steamed chicken rice in to plate.

Cooking’s Note:

Although it commonly uses chicken, some variants also use pork, fish or beef in place of chicken. Steamed chicken rice for babies are often made from red rice and chicken liver. You may add on vegetable or make a soup to make it perfect.

 

 

 

 

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