How to make Hainanese Chicken Rice

Posted on Sep 20 2018 - 2:55pm by kumar
  • Prep Time:10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Serves: 8 People

    Ingredients to make Hainanese Chicken Rice :

  • 1.5 kg whole chicken
  • 8 cloves garlic
  • 2.5 cm ginger, sliced
  • 1 onion, halved skin on
  • Salt and white pepper to taste
  • Water for boiling
  • Ice bath
  • For the rice :
  • 3 cups long grain rice
  • 1.5 cm ginger, sliced
  • 5 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 5 pandan leaves, knotted
  • Chicken broth
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • For the dipping sauces :
  • 3 fresh red chillies
  • Salt to taste
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 slice ginger
  • Garnishing :
  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled and sliced
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon (15ml) light soya sauce
  • 1 teaspoon (5ml) sesame oil
  • Lettuce leaves

    How to make Hainanese Chicken Rice :

  • Clean chicken removing the fat and reserving them. Wash and season the chicken inside out with salt.
  • Put a pot of cold water to boil. Place chicken in the cold pot with the onion, garlic, ginger slices. Season with salt and white pepper.
  • After it boils, simmer for 20-25 minutes until chicken is cooked. Remove chicken and plunge into the ice bath.
  • Pull chicken out, dry and set aside. Strain the chicken broth and set aside. Cut the chicken in bite-size pieces.
  • Wash and drain the rice. Saute the sliced ginger and garlic in the reserved chicken fat until fragrant.
  • Add the washed rice and put in a little oil and saute the rice until it is coated with oil.
  • Pour in enough chicken stock to cook the rice and add the pandan leaves. Cook the rice until it is done.
  • Deseed and pound the chillies in mortar and pestle, adding a little salt until it becomes a fine paste. Add a little lime juice and mix. Put chilli sauce in dipping dish.
  • Pound the garlic cloves and ginger together until fine and put in another dipping dish.
  • Place the lettuce leaves on a serving plate and arrange cucumber slices and tomatoes around the dish.
  • Put chicken pieces in the center and drizzle with mixture of light soya sauce and sesame oil on top of chicken.
  • Serve with a bowl of chicken broth, chicken and rice and dipping sauces.

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