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Hainanese Chicken and Rice-cheats version(this is a one pot wonder)



1 Large Chicken(the best you can afford!

3 cm piece of ginger

4 spring onions-save 1/3 of the ends for garnish and chop them finely

3 garlic cloves

1 chilli, seeds and all

80 g soy sauce

80 g chinese cooking wine(optional)

1 tbsp sesame oil

2 tsp vegetable stock paste

1.3 litres of water(plus extra as needed)

350g wahed medium grain brown rice(you can use other rices but with this one all will cook at the one time!

2-3 bunches chinese greens of your choice cut as desired or as much as you can fit into the Varoma deep dish!

  • 6
    1h 15min
    Preparation 15min
  • 7
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      TM 6
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      TM 5
      Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!

Recipe's preparation

    For the Chicken Set up
  1. Place a couple of chopsticks, pieces of cutlery or even carrots onto deep Varoma dish. This is just to raise the chicken off the base and to allow steam to circulate.

    Place Varoma lid under Varoma dish(to catch excess liquid)Closed lidClosed lid
  2. For the Marinade

    Put ginger, spring onion, garlic and chilli into Closed lid chop 3 sec spd 7. Add soy, cooking wine, sesame oil and mix 5 sec spd 5.
    Pour this mix evenly over the chicken.
    Do not rinse bowl.


    Add around 1.3 litres of water to the bowl.(rule of thumb is you will need at least 250g of water for every 15 minutes so if you need to cook for longer be mindful of this calculation(you do want some broth left as it is part of the dish)
    Add stock paste to the water.
    Now add the simmering basket into the Closed lid and weigh the rice and then give it a good wash. (leftover rice is amazing in salads too with a beautiful flavour).

    Now layer up.
    Simmering basket with wahed rice in.
    Thermomix lid on.
    Varoma on, be sure to add residual marinade which will be on
    Varoma lid on.
    Cook 50-65 min, Varoma speed 2-3.
    It will be cooked after about 45-50 minutes and then falling off the bone by 75 minutes, it depends on how large the chicken was and how you like it really. It can be served in pieces or falling apart.
    At 50 min check on liquid.
    At this time I would take out the brown rice and put to rest in a Thermoserver. You can cook chicken longer if you choose.
    You can also leave it just resting as is for at least an hour!
    When chicken is ready to your liking take it out of the Varoma dish, keep warm in Thermoserver or other.
    Whilst preparing your bowls put the Asian greens in the now empty Varoma deep dish 5-7 minutes V spd 3 or till cooked to your liking.

    To Serve
    I like to use deep bowl type plates.
    Cut chicken up as you like or pull apart.
    Put your greens on the base, some rice in the middle and then the chicken on the top.
    Pour some of the delicous stock on top(use it all up, its delicious) and then garnish with some of the leftover spring onions!

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This is a great dish to do to serve either hot or cold.
When cold you have amazing succulent tasty chicken which you can use in salads or vietnamese rice paper rolls or just sandwhiches.
To shred chicken 4 sec R spd 4, scrape and do again till your liking.
The stock has an amazing flavour and I often use as a soup base.

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