Tuesday, 24 July 2007


It has been awhile since I posted up a recipe to share with my readers. Last Saturday, I have decided to cook something healthy and less oil for lunch. I cooked Hainanese Chicken Rice. Here is my recipe:

Criz’s Sanctuary

1 medium chicken (3-4kg) (wash with salt and get rid of the intestines)
1 stalk Chinese parsley/cilantro (chopped about 2” in length)
7 stalks spring onions
4” old ginger (slightly crushed)
2 cups fragrance/plain rice
5 tablespoon sesame oil
some soy sauce
3 teaspoon salt
6 cups chicken stock (boil 6-8 chicken bones with 8 cups water)

1. Wash rice until clean. Drain excess water until dry.
2. Heat up the wok. Put in 4 tablespoon sesame oil and add in 2” of crushed ginger. Stir until you get a fragrant smell.
3. Add rice and stir for about 10 minutes on medium high and transfer everything into a rice cooker.
4. Pour about 3 cups of chicken stock. Add in 3 stalks of whole spring onions and cook.
5. Stir the rice a little when it starts boiling. Mix in salt and/or soy sauce to taste.
6. Add some chicken stock if it is too dry.

1. Cook 4 cups of water and 3 cups of chicken stock into a tall pot on high until boil.
2. Add in 2” of crushed ginger and 3 whole stalks of spring onions into pot.
3. Add in 2 teaspoon of salt.
4. Put in the chicken and cook on medium high. Cover the pot partially. Lower the fire if necessary as the chicken should be cooked slowly.
5. Turn chicken once in a while to ensure it is properly cooked.
6. Cook about 45 minutes.
7. Drain the chicken. Pour one tablespoon sesame oil. Rub evenly all over the cooked chicken while hot, followed with some soy sauce.
8. Cut chicken into preferred sizes.
9. Garnish with some chopped Chinese parsley and spring onions.
10. Served with hot rice and garlic chilly sauce.

(Serves: 3-4)

Note: For those who do not wish to have rice, you can use whole meal breads or buns instead. You can slice the chicken into small cubes. Mix in some mayonnaise, pepper, herbs and a pinch of salt. Put in some chopped lettuce and sliced tomatoes. Tada…you have your healthy chicken sandwich.


KeV's wAlKAbOuT said...

wow.. u really cooked the whole chicken rice??! I'm amazed! I don't think my skill is that high!

Azmeen said...

Man... that looks and sounds delicious!

Say, by chance you have some steak sauce recipes to share? I couldn't make proper steak sauce to save my life!

Sae Wei said...

susah-nye... eat in The Chicken Rice Shop easier.. :P

JJzai said...


Lasker said...

Chicken Rise Shop expensive!!

Bell said...

That's an interesting recipe. I cook a little different... fry the rice with garlic and cook with sliced ginger, pandan leaf (if available) and a teaspoonful of butter/margarine in the rice cooker. I put shi-chuan vege in the leftover soup stock. and also if you fry a whole lot of crushed garlic with sesame oil until crispy, and stir into a small bowl of oyster sauce, it makes a great alternative for kids(or adults!) who don't like chilli. ^_^ I also steam the chicken instead of boiling it.

Anyway, everyone does it a bit different and mine's had to be improvised from being overseas anyway.

Looks delicious by the way!

Aaron Chua said...

Cool! Hainanese eh?
I'll learn and see. Hahaha~

CRIZ LAI said...

kevin: practice make perfect. Trial and error before I can get the recipe right.

azmeen: send to you liao...do enjoy :)

saewei: most people will do that but I prefer homecook :)

lasker: agreed...not worth the amount paid. Go kopitiam ceaper.

bell: agree on improvising. My friend used hor fun to replace lasagna pasta. It's odd but the taste was still darn good.

aaron: I'll wait and see.. haha :P

jianbing said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe. I share my Marinara spaghetti in next few days with you too k! :D

kuanhoong said...

Chef Criz aka Cikgu Criz,
Nice! .Looks delicious.

Bell said...

Hor fun replace lasagna pasta is the equivalent of gluten free lasagna... even if she didn't know it. ppl who have wheat allergies have like rice flour macaroni or spaghetti or lasagna... sounds weird but there you have it!

waichee said...

sounds delicious..
bila mau masak bagi i cuba?...hahahaha...

Bengbeng said...

wow..very impressive..hey Criz! we could become friends! if you treat me to food from Criz's kitchen every now and then hhaahhhaha

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