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Recipe for Authentic Singaporean Chicken Rice

Recipe for Authentic Singaporean Chicken Rice
Chicken rice is famous for being one of Singapore's most iconic local dishes. This classic Hainanese dish is cooked with a touch of garlic, shallot and ginger to give fragrance to the rice. It is always served with ginger, chilli and dark soy, along with the delicious chicken broth in a separate bowl on the side. Here is a fantastic recipe for authentic Hainanese chicken rice that is sure to whet your appetite. 

Singapore Hainanese Chicken Rice (Serves 4):

Ingredients:
1 packet Singapore Hainanese Chicken Rice Spice Paste
450g (1 lb) chicken thighs, cut 3 slits through the skin into the meat
2 1/2 cups (550 ml) water
1 1/2 cups (250g) uncooked rice
Soya sauce and sesame oil to taste (optional)
Sliced cucumber and tomato as garnish

Cooking Instructions:
1. Put rice, water and spice paste in non-stick saucepan. Mix well.
2. Place chicken on top of rice mixture. Bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and cook for 12-15 minutes or until cooked. Turn heat off.
3. Leave to stand for 5-10 minutes. Remove chicken and season to taste before serving with rice. Garnish.

Cooking Tip: Using Rice Cooker
Put rice, 1 3/4 cups (380 ml) water and spice paste in rice cooker. Mix well. Place chicken on top of rice mixture. Set for cooking. Stand for 5-10 minutes before serving.

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Recreate the tastes of Singapore with Asian Home Gourmet's Singapore Hainanese Chicken Rice spice paste today. 

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