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Hainan Chicken Rice @ RinnChan`s
Whenever we eat out and intend to have chicken rice, me & dear hubby always go for this Hainan Chicken Rice where as the kidz stay comfortable with the usual chicken rice with the grilled/fried chicken. As we normally eat at Malay restaurants, I guess the taste of the whole serving wuz less "chinesed", I mean less aroma of the sesame oil and less garlic smell even though on the menu list it stated as Hainan`s. As I am one of those who simply like chinese food, I wuz sort of dissatisfied with the serving. Just to fulfill this crave, I decided to make it at home. Browsed thru the net and my eyes were set on this recipe. YES!!!..This is the one...


Ingredients for Hainan Chicken :
1 whole chicken
6 inch fresh ginger, peeled, cut into thick slices
2 stalks lemon grass
2 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
1 seedless cucumber ,sliced diagonally
½ tsp white pepper
2 tbsp salt

To Prepare Hainan Chicken :
1. In a large stockpot, add sufficient water, sesame oil, ginger, lemon grass, white pepper and about 2 tbsp salt, bring to a boil.
2. Submerge the whole chicken and immediately reducing the heat to a slow poach.
3. When chicken is cooked, discard ginger slices and lemon grass stalks from the cavity, drain the chicken well, set aside.
4. Keep the chicken broth(air rebusan ayam) to cook the chicken rice.
5. When the chicken is cool enough to handle, cut it neatly into serving size pieces.

Ingredients for Chicken Rice :
3 cups long grained rice, washed and drained
1 tbsp chopped garlic
2 tsp salt
2½ tbsp butter
6 cups, or more, chicken broth (air rebusan ayam)
3 screwpine leaves (Daun pandan)

To Prepare Chicken Rice :
1. Wash rice till water runs clear, drain well.
2. Heat rice cooker, add the butter.
3. Add chopped garlic, stir-fry for a few seconds.
4. Add the raw rice, stir-fry till the rice grains start to look translucent, about 8-10 mins
5. Add 6 cups chicken broth, salt and pandan leaves
(*Note: depending on the type of rice, use more or less of the chicken broth)
6. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, simmer uncovered, until the chicken broth is absorbed by the rice (small 'bubble' holes start to appear on the rice)
7.Cover the rice-cooker with the lid, let cook as usual.
DO NOT open the cover, wait for 10 mins before opening (steam inside will gently finish steaming the rice)
Fluff up the rice with a fork (If rice is not fully cook, simply add a little chicken broth, cover and steam on very low heat for another 5 mins or so)

Any leftover chicken broth after making the rice, can be served as a small side soup, garnished with some chopped celery and fried shallot.
Line a serving platter with cucumber slices, arrange chicken pieces on top, sprinkle with soy sauce, sesame oil, and garnish with tomato slices, lettuce/salads.
Serve the set with side soup, soysauce and Special Chili Dipping Sauce. The smell is simply irresistible....

The only thing lacking in this menu is the dipping soy sauce coz it only mentioned using soy sauce..just plainly soy sauce. I know one good dipping soy sauce at Nasi Ayam Pak Misai.. About how to do it..roughly I already have that in mind. Maybe I`ll transform it into one good recipe later on. Oki doki...
Now, to accompany this Hainan Chicken Rice is my collection of daily menus. no no..I didn`t cook everything on one single day...But pls bear with me for my laziness to write the recipes. After all, they`re all very simple and I just chuck in eveything and cook to my liking.

There are still more actually but let me keep them for next round. Till then...cheer your day with cooking and baking..... .....

1.khairina : Sambal belacan tu mmg selalu buat cuma tak tempek ler dek oiiii.....
2.~F&Z~ : Lauk2 biasa jer kak fazi...nak jadik jiran???...Welcome! Welcome!
3.ilda : La ni tak yah risau pasal ayam tu lagik sbb Nasi Ayam Hainan ni ayam dia di rebus aje..tapi side dishes nya kena bagi kaw kaw laaa ekkkk...esp sauce nyer tuuu
4.Ouled Kenitra : Ooooo..ingatkan ex-student, Duk kat Bt Kapar ke..Meru..??
5.Lee Lin : Ha ah...rebus je ayam nyer
6.RosLeenda : Gambar terang ekkk..Rinn guna Nikon D40..Eh..malu ape pulak, kalau boleh ambik lelauk tu ambik aje lah....
7.zana/ros : Suka nasi goreng dan nasi ayam ekk..So, kalau pi makan luar boleh order menu 2-in-1..Nasi Goreng Ayam!!!!!
8.jeff : Ha ah...sambal tu yg bagi sedap the whole menu
9.kuzi : Suka sambal kerang ekk.. Tengah rajin tu rinn kopak le satu2 boleh menyambal..kalau dak tu, rebus aje dgn serai/halia..cicah sos tomato or kicap+cili api..
10.wanie~mama irfan : Salam wanie..Silakan lah mencubanya..simple aje kan
11.mommy d&d : Saja sesuka tempek juadah..kot la boleh bagi idea kat kenkawan yg mungkin ketandusan idea nak masak lauk ape....Hmm dipping sauce tu mmg sap sap soi..!!!!
12.ida isk : Hai ida..meh ler kita pekena sesama
13.kuchai : kuchai pun suka gak.. kakrinn dah veteran..kenalah bnykkan makan yg rebus-rebus aje !!!
14.cakcibur : Harap2 sume dah ok dgn computer cak, cian dia tak leh nal UP gambo yee..mmg le kalau jadik camgitu..nak buat apa pun jadik sontot..kakrinn suka chinese food sbb ringkas dan tak bnyk lemak..kalu dak nnt kita yg naik lemak ..dan masak sardin tu kalau tghari selalu buat extra..kot-kotlah belah petangnya boleh buat cicah ape2 mcm roti ke, capati ke..etc...heh heh
15.rozzan : Hai Bro..lelauk tu dah abih laaaa...nampaknya Bro kena masak lain. Tak pe kan...Bro pun rajin gak masak lelauk..
16.chendana : Kalau makanan sedap di depan mata kita jamu selera..Kalau gambar makanan cantik, kita jamu mata aje lah..

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