Monday, 30 June 2014

Hainanese Chicken Rice [Healthier Version]

I prepared this healthier chicken rice at home last weekend before the school reopen. Glad that my hubby & kids love it very much. I'm sure it is a healthier choice to cook this at home than outside. Are you going to try it at home after my posting?
Chicken & Charsiew rice set lunch
Juicy Chicken

Hainanese Chicken Rice
For 4 pax

Ingredients for the chicken
  • 1.3-1.5kg of whole chicken
  • 1 stalk of spring onion
  • Ginger, slices
  • Some salt, to rub on the chicken skin after cooked
  • Coriander leaves and spring onions, for garnish
Ingredients for the sauce to pour over the chicken
  • 1 tablespoon of soya sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of sesame oil, add more if you love sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoon of chicken broth, from the soup that use to cook the chicken
  1. Prepare a pot of water that enough to cover the whole chicken.
  2. Add in the spring onions and ginger, then the chicken.
  3. Bring the water to boil and then simmer under low fire for 40 mins and off the fire. At the same time, I will keep skimming away the scum & oil that forms on the surface so that you will have a clear soup.
  4. Bring out the chicken from the pot and rub in some salt on the skin. It is hot, be careful, don't burn ur hands.
  5. Let the chicken cool down before slicing. 
  6. Mix the sauce for the chicken in a small bowl and pour on the sliced chicken and garnish with spring onions & coriander leaves.
  7. Do not throw away the soup left in the pot, it can use as broth for soup & rice.
Ingredient for rice
  • 2 cups of Thai fragrant rice
  • Chicken broth, enough for cooking the rice (Follow your rice cooker marking)
  • 1.5 teaspoon of non MSG chicken powder
  • Salt, to taste
  • 3 pcs of pandan leave, tie a knot
  • 1 stalk of spring onions
  •  3 slices of ginger
  1. Washed the rice and add in the broth in the rice cooker.
  2. Add in the chicken powder, salt and mix well. 
  3. Lastly add in the pandan leaves, spring onions & ginger slices and activate your rice cooker to start cooking. 
Ingredient for Chicken soup
  • Baby Spinach, you can change to your preferred veggies
  • Fish balls
  • Carrot & Corns
  1. Put everything except the green vegetable in the broth left in the pot and boil it for 20mins.
  2. Last to add in the baby spinach and boil it till it cooked.
  3. Ready to serve.
Ingredient for Ginger Chilli for Chicken Rice
  • 6 pcs of big red chilli, remove the seeds and cut into small pcs
  • 6 cloves of garlic, skinned
  • 1 inches of ginger
  • 5 limes, juiced
  • 4 tablespoon of chicken broth
  • Some sugar and salt, to taste
  1. Blend the chilli, garlic, ginger till fine.
  2. Add in the lime juice, chicken broth and mix well
  3. Add in the sugar and salt to taste
Hope you enjoy my posting today. Happy cooking for your family!

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