Monday, May 24, 2010

Singapore Hainanese Chiken Rice


DH is craving my home country's "Singapore" local dish...
Yah, it is that good that he (the American Polish) craves it as he would his mom's cooking.
Does that mean I am comparable to his mom in his eyes when it comes to cooking?
Maybe so (not baking though)...
BUT I could never top her as a house keeper & decorator though... My MIL is like Martha Stewart. Lol!

Hainanese Chicken Rice

a popular Singaporean local dish

So, without further ado... here is the recipe...

Z Chicken
1 Chicken Boiled with
2-3 Smashed Ginger root
5-6 Smashed Garlic Cloves
2-3 Scallions cut in long pieces

3-4 Medium Carrots
1 Large Tomato sliced
Fresh Ground Salt
in a large pot for
40 - 55 mins
(depending on the size of your chicken)

Cooled after done in a large pot of iced water
(gels the chicken skin)
*very important*

Ginger slices
Garlic slices
Chicken fat

Mix of 1/2 sesame oil
& 1/2 Vegetable oil

when oil is fragrant

(about 7-9 mins)
add in rice to fry
(1 prt rice to the ratio of

1.25 part water to be added later)

add water to boil covered & cook
for 17:30 mins
in lowest setting
(that is my perfected stove time)

*keep rice covered till serving time*

...Z Sauces...
Scallion Ginger Sauce
Add minced 1.5 inch ginger to
1/2 cups of heated vegetable oil

till ginger sizzles and start to brown

heated oil concoction
to minced up scallions
(3-4 stalks, more if stalks are skinny)
that is
seasoned with 1 ts of Salt
1 ts of powdered form chicken stock

(a.k.a. marinade)

concoction for 1-2 hrs

Chilli Sauce
Add 1 tbs of lime juice
1 tbs of sesame oil

1 tbs of sugar

1 clove of minced garlic

to finely chopped chillies
in blender till smooth

to pre-made Maggie brand garlic chilli sauce
(I am lazy here)

1/2 cup infused with
1 dash of sesame oil
1 minced garlic

1 minced ginger


(if you like spice that is)
1 chopped up
(Red / Green)

*Enjoy MUCH*

All Served with
RAW sliced and cold
*a must in tradition*

(no recipe require)

hawker centers
(most all & every hawker centers)
in Singapore
carry this
very very popular
local dish!
*I miss home much*

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