Chicken and Rice

Singaporean Hainan Chicken and Rice Recipe

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Singaporean Hainan Chicken and Rice
Singaporean Hainan Chicken and Rice

So flavorful. So easy. Simple ingredients. Possibly one of the healthiest of one pot chicken & rice you can feed the family :)!  If you have time to spare, de-bone the chicken pieces yourself and save a couple of dollars.  A bonus to doing this is fresh homemade chicken stock as a lovely side to your meal!  The traditional Chinese meal is often times accompanied by a bowl of soup which is said to help the food go down smoother.  But this would just be my excuse to have a comforting side of soup ;).

Ingredients:

FOR THE CHICKEN
4-5 chicken thighs de-boned
1 tbsp. salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp sugar

FOR THE RICE
3 tbsp. oil
4 cloves garlic minced
1 shallot minced
4 cups rice
1 t salt
4 cups water
2 cloves garlic smashed
2 scallion stalks
1″ ginger sliced

FOR THE SAUCE
1 TBSP Sriracha chilli sauce
1 tsp sugar
1 TBSP chicken broth or water
-Mix everything together and adjust to taste.

Directions:
-Marinate the chicken with salt, sesame oil, pepper and sugar and set aside.
-Wash and drain the rice.
-Mince the garlic, shallot, slice the ginger, knot the scallion stalks.
-Select “SAUTE” on the instant pot and wait until it displays “HOT”.
-Add the oil and saute the garlic and ginger until lightly browned and fragrant.
-Add the rice and stir until mixed.
-Add salt and water
-Place the garlic, scallion knots, chicken and ginger over the rice.
-Close the lid and turn the valve to “SEAL”.
-Select “CANCEL”, then “MANUAL” and adjust the time to 6 minutes.
-Prepare your chilli dipping sauce by mixing everything together.

-After letting the Instant Pot come to a nautral release of pressure (NPL), the pin on the lid will come down. Carefully open the lid and set the chicken aside and fluff the rice.
-Plate everything and bone enjoy!

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NOTE:
Use the chicken bones to make the side chicken soup broth and garnish with some dried shallots and scallion!

 

Side Soup for Singaporean Hainan Chicken and Rice
Side Soup for Singaporean Hainan Chicken and Rice