Quick Hainanese Chicken Rice

quick hainanese chicken rice

hainanese chicken rice

Quick Hainanese Chicken Rice 

Have you ever eaten Singapore Chicken Rice? You will notice that every stall makes it differently… Kids love it. Here’s a shortcut and easy recipe for this yummy comfort food.

Quick Hainanese Chicken Rice : To make things quick and simple I make it with a side of chicken nuggets or rotisserie chicken brushed with soy ginger sauce. You can serve it with baked, breaded chicken as well. Traditionally it is served with a light chicken stock soup and chili ginger sauce  which I love but it might be too spicy for some.

Quick Hainanese Chicken Rice 

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Recipe Type: Main / Rice
Author: Recipes ‘R’ Simple
Prep time: 5
Cook time: 15
Total time: 
Serves: 3


  • 1½ cups Thai Fragrant Rice
  • 2 tsp Ginger, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp green onion (scallions), finely chopped
  • 1 cube of  chicken stock (I like Knorr) and 3 cups of water OR 3 cups of real home made  chicken stock
  • 3 Tbsp Sunflower oil,
  • Prepared Nuggets, Rottiserie Chicken or baked chicken
  • Soy Sauce, crushed ginger.


I use an electric rice cooker for best results. Alternatively you may use a non stick pot with lid.

  • Wash and drain the rice.
  • Heat the oil in the rice cooker.
  • Add the ginger, garlic and green onion and saute till golden but not brown.
  • Add the stock cube and mash till dissolved (if using Knorr chicken cubes) and add the water.
  • OR add the home made stock.
  • Add salt as needed (if your using knorr, you probably just need a dash).
  • Allow to boil. Add the rice.
  • For rice cooker: Close the rice cooker and turn cooker off when it goes to to warm setting.
  • For stove top pot: Cover pot and reduce heat till the water runs dry and the rice is cooked.
  • To serve, fork up the rice till  fluffy and drizzle a bit of light soy sauce over it.
  • Fry or bake a side of Nuggets/ Tenders as desired and serve with chili-ginger sauce.
  • You may garnish with the green part of scallions cut into tiny rings (use kitchen scissors)

Quick Hainanese Chicken Rice 

If using Rotisserie chicken, slice the chicken along with skin into thin strips. Crush ginger and place in a bowl with soya sauce. Allow to soak flavor for 10 minutes. Pour through a strainer over the chicken.

Key Ingredients: Rice, Shallots, Ginger, Garlic, Precooked Chicken

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Nutrient Energy (kCal) Protein (g) Total fat (g) Saturated fat (g) Cholesterol (mg) Carbohydrate (g) Dietaryfibre (g) Sodium (mg)
Amount per recipe 503.139 23.6583 14.7828 4.8888 26.481 68.9088 1.6878 1009.188
Amount per serving 167.713 7.8861 4.9276 1.6296 8.827 22.9696 0.5626 336.396

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