3
  • thumbnail image 1
  • thumbnail image 2
  • thumbnail image 3
  • thumbnail image 4
  • thumbnail image 5
Print to PDF
[X]

Print recipe

Hainanese Chicken Rice (Chinese Poached Chicken - Varoma Steamed)


Print:
4

Ingredients

0 portion(s)

The Chook

  • 1 size 16 free range or organic chicken, 1.6 kilos max
  • 1 handful course salt
  • 1 bunch spring onions
  • 1 piece ginger
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice, or rice wine or apple cider vinegar
  • 1200 grams water

Green Sauce

  • greens from the bunch of spring onions
  • 1 large knob fresh ginger, peeled
  • 1/2 green chilli, optional
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice, or rice wine or apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Coconut Aminos, or 1 teaspoon honey

Red Sauce

  • whites from spring onions
  • 1 red chilli, deseed if you don't want it too hot
  • 1 cloves garlic
  • 1 small tomato, diced
  • 1 small knob ginger, peeled
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice, or rice wine or apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Coconut Aminos, or honey

Soya Sauce

  • 2 tablespoon Tamari soy sauce, or coconut aminos and salt
  • 3 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoon chicken broth, reserved from steaming liquid

The Rice

  • 400 grams white rice
  • fat trimmed from the chook
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 shallots, or 1/4 brown onion
  • 1 small knob fresh ginger, peeled

To Garnish

  • 1 Small Cucumber, sliced
  • 1-2 tomatoes, sliced
  • reserved spring onion greens, finely sliced

Paleo Rice

  • 1 head Cauliflower
  • same other ingredients as rice

  • 1 size 16 free range or organic chicken, 1.6 kilos max
  • 1 handful course salt
  • 1 bunch spring onions
  • 1 piece ginger
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar, rice wine or apple cider
  • 1 l water

  • greens from the bunch of spring onions
  • 1 small knob fresh ginger, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice, or rice wine or apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Coconut Aminos, or 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1-2 tablespoon chicken broth, i.e. the steaming liquid from the chook

  • whites from spring onions
  • 1 red chilli, deseed if you don't want it too hot
  • 1 cloves garlic
  • 1 small knob ginger, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon light soy
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice, or rice wine or apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Coconut Aminos, or honey
  • 1-2 tablespoon chicken broth, i.e. the steaming liquid from chicken

  • 2 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoon garlic infused oil
  • 2 tablespoon chicken broth

  • 400 grams white rice
  • fat trimmed from the chook
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 shallots, or 1/4 brown onion
  • 1 small knob fresh ginger, peeled

  • 1 Small Cucumber, sliced
  • 1-2 tomatoes, sliced
  • reserved spring onion greens, finely sliced
5

Recipe's preparation

    The Chook's Spa Treatment - Salt Exfoliation and Steam
  1. This nourishing dish is much easier to make than this recipe seems.

    First take the bunch of spring onions and cut the roots and about 4cm of the tips off and reserve for the chicken. Then cut the whites from the greens. Keep the whites for the red sauce and the green ends for the green sauce. Separate a few stalks of the greens to garnish the soup at the end.

     

    Trim the fat around the bum and neck of the chook and place in the freezer, to use for the rice.

     

    Rinse your chook in a clean sink then massage the handful of salt into the skin and exfoliate your chook. Yes exfoliate it! This will yield a springy clean skin. Rinse well including inside the cavity.

     

    In your mixing bowl combine the spring onion roots and tips as well as the ginger and vinegar. Puree on for 5-7 secs/speed 9 or until broken down to a course paste.

     

    Rub this paste inside the cavity of your chook and place breast side down in the Varoma base with the lid underneath to catch drips.

     

    Leave for at least an hour to come to room temperature if you feel comfortable doing so. Or at least while you prepare everything else. 

  2. Prep the Rice
  3. Wash the rice until the water runs clear. Leave the rice to soak for ten minutes before straining into the basket and leaving to drain.

     

    In the mixing bowl chop the reserved chicken fat 5 secs/speed 6 then add the oil and sauté for 3 mins/Varoma/speed 2.

     

    Add the garlic, shallots and ginger and chop 5 sec.s/speed 6. Scrape down and repeat if needed. It should be finely diced.

     

    Add the rice and sauté for 3 mins/Varoma//speed 2.

     

    Tip the rice into the basket and set aside. Give the mixing bowl a quick rinse.

  4. Green Sauce
  5. Add all the ingredients except to the mixing bowl and puree 5 secs/speed 7

    Scrape down and puree 5 secs./speed 9. Repeat if needed to make as smooth a paste as you can.

     

    Scrape into a serving dish and set aside. No need to wash the bowl for the next step. 

  6. Red Sauce
  7. Add all the ingredients to the mixing bowl and puree 5 secs/speed 7

    Scrape down and puree 5 secs/speed 9

     

    Scrape into a serving dish and set aside. No need to wash the bowl for the next step. 

  8. Cook The Chook
  9. Add the water and lime juice to the mixing bowl and place the Varoma on top. Set to steam for 30 mins./Varoma/Speed 2.

     

    Add the basket of rice to the mixing bowl and using tongs carefully turn the chook over making sure you tip the liquid in the cavity into the bowl. Set to steam for 15 mins/Varoma/speed 2. (Unless Paleo and making Cauli-Rice, then set for 10 mins)

     

    Remove the rice with the spatular and place into your Thermo Server while you set the chook to cook for another 15 mins./Varoma/speed 2. (Unless Paleo and making Cauli-Rice, then remove cauli-rice and set chook for another 20 mins).

     

    Check the chicken is cooked through. If not cook for another 10 minutes.

     

    Tip the chook so the liquid in the cavity runs into the bowl then remove the Varoma with the chook and set aside to rest.

  10. To Serve!
  11. Pour the stock directly into small serving bowls but leave 2 tablespoons in the bowl for the soya sauce.

     

    Add all the Soya Sauce ingredients to the mixing bowl and mix for 5 secs/speed 6. Set aside in a serving bowl.

     

    Chop your chook Chinese style, into bite size pieces on the bone. I find a pair of kitchen shears works well if you don’t have a cleaver. 

     

    Lay alternating slices of tomato and cucumber on small plates and arrange the chopped chicken slightly overlapping the vege. Drizzle some of the soya sauce over the sliced chook.

     

    Grease a small bowl or ramekin with toasted sesame seed oil and pack with rice. Tip out your moulded rice next to the chicken.

     

    Garnish the soups with the reserved thinly sliced spring onion.

     

    Serve the chicken and rice with your Green, Red and Soya Sauces and the soup. 

  12. PALEO Cauli-Rice
  13. To make this dish Paleo (Grain Free and GAPS friendly). Make cauliflower rice in place of the white rice. It is a really lovely, 'light', change.

     

    Where you would wash and prep the rice in the above recipe follow the below instructions and proceed as normal.

     

    Cut the florets from the cauliflower and roughly chop up the white stalk in pieces. Place the stalk pieces into the mixing bowl and chop for 3 secs./speed 5.

     

    Add the florets and chop for 3 secs./speed 5. You can make your rice as chunky or fine as you like. I aim to get it about the size of normal rice grains, but you can make it cous cous texture as well (lovely with Tagines).

     

    Remove the cauli-rice and rinse the bowl then proceed to chop the chicken fat, sauté and transfer to the basket as per the instructions above.

     

    The only other change is to set the cauli-rice and chook to cook for 10 minutes when you first turn it over and then remove your cauli-rice and cook for 20 more minutes.

     

    I usually make this dish with cauli-rice and make it completely Paleo, but not always. Sometimes I feel like the dish of my memories and then we indulge in white rice.

10

Accessories you need

11

Tip

You don't have to make all three sauces, but it is lovely with them all and it really is easier than it seems at first. 

 

I always used to order this dish out, not I cannot imagine doing so as it is so much better at home. 

 

Left over chicken can be reheated in left over stock or used in Chinese noodle soups. 

 

Left over rice can be used for amazing fried rice. 

 

Left over sauces can keep in the fridge for up to two weeks and served on the side of other asian dishes, used in asian style dressings or added to stir fry's. 

 

However, in my household there are NEVER any left overs, even if I have to sit at the table for a few hours!


This recipe was provided to you by a Thermomix ® customer and has not been tested by Vorwerk Thermomix ® or Thermomix ® in Australia and New Zealand.
Vorwerk Thermomix ® and Thermomix ® in Australia and New Zealand assume no liability, particularly in terms of ingredient quantities used and success of the recipes.
Please observe the safety instructions in the Thermomix ® instruction manual at all times.

Other users also liked...


Comments

Add a comment
  • This was the most authentic recipe I'll never buy...

    Submitted by Ferg601 on 31. January 2019 - 08:46.

    This was the most authentic recipe I'll never buy this meal as takeaway again! Would recommend doubling the green and red sauces as they were delicious. I used chicken Maryland pieces with a great result, next time I will source breast fillets with the skin on for ease of serving.Smile

    Login or register to post comments
  • Hainanese Chicken Rice - Absolutely fabulous and...

    Submitted by Leaps on 18. June 2018 - 14:11.

    Hainanese Chicken Rice - Absolutely fabulous and so fun to make! I love that all parts of the spring onion are used so no wastage. The sauces are a flavour sensation that got even better over time (we used the sauces on BBQ steak and grilled chicken during the week). I included the chili seeds in both the red and green sauces. The rice was perfect - not soggy at all - and so flavoursome. Also loved the freshness of the tomato/cucumber garnish. This was a big hit in our house! Thanks for sharing!

    Login or register to post comments
  • Fantastic recipe. Quite a few elements, but not...

    Submitted by very.speedy on 11. September 2017 - 21:58.

    Fantastic recipe. Quite a few elements, but not that complicated at all. And the result is delicious! Thanks.

    Login or register to post comments
  • Used to make this on the stove but so much easier...

    Submitted by Callie on 16. July 2017 - 14:40.

    Used to make this on the stove but so much easier using the thermie. Thanks for a great recipe

    Login or register to post comments
  • OUTSTANDING!!!!! Thank you

    Submitted by HJT on 24. July 2016 - 20:33.

    OUTSTANDING!!!!! Thank you Thank you - just like I remember from the restaurants when I worked in Asia - so good!

    Login or register to post comments
  • YUM, favorite thermomix meal

    Submitted by Ness83small on 25. June 2016 - 10:11.

    YUM, favorite thermomix meal I've made,my toddler and husband  love it. Recipe looked a bit long and lots of ingredients, but once I cooked it, I realized it was actually quite easy and not as many ingredients as I thought as you use a lot of the same ingredients in different steps. Next time I will just make the red sauce, the soy and green sauce were good but we loved the red sauce lot. Will be a regular meal In our house for sure !

    Login or register to post comments
  • Hi there, did anyone else

    Submitted by forkandate on 16. February 2016 - 18:19.

    Hi there, did anyone else find their rice sticking to their bowl when sauteing? Not entirely sure how to clean it out quickly before making the green sauce. Anyone have any tips? Cooking 1

    Login or register to post comments
  • Just like Singapore, thanks,

    Submitted by Rmk12 on 22. November 2015 - 22:54.

    Just like Singapore, thanks, 5 stars

    Login or register to post comments
  • Thank you for sharing!!! This

    Submitted by Michelle_D on 18. November 2015 - 01:57.

    Thank you for sharing!!! This is one of my fave dishes and youve nailed the flavours! There was barely enough to go round in our family of 2.5 tmrc_emoticons.)

    Login or register to post comments
  • Delicious!! Satisfied my

    Submitted by htheuma on 28. June 2015 - 20:50.

    Delicious!! Satisfied my chicken rice craving  tmrc_emoticons.)

    Login or register to post comments
  • Lovely flavour! Cooked rice

    Submitted by kimono_mum on 11. June 2015 - 16:13.

    Lovely flavour! Cooked rice in my rice cooker and saved some chicken stock for other dishes

    Login or register to post comments
  • This recipe is in the Taste

    Submitted by Arli on 3. June 2015 - 14:43.

    This recipe is in the Taste of Asia cookbook tmrc_emoticons.)

    Login or register to post comments
  • This was amazing, thank

    Submitted by griseus on 24. October 2014 - 10:27.

    This was amazing, thank you... even thou it seems long it was simple and easy! Not fiddly at all and the sauces made the dish!

    Login or register to post comments
  • Delicious! So yummy! Worth

    Submitted by Lan207 on 31. August 2014 - 15:01.

    Delicious! So yummy! Worth the effort! 

    Login or register to post comments
  • Great recipe. Loved the

    Submitted by Mttran on 5. August 2014 - 22:17.

    Great recipe. Loved the sauces and chicken was perfect. Rice a bit soggy though so might change how I cook that next time. Thanks for the recipe.

    Login or register to post comments
  • Cannot wait to try this one

    Submitted by Mlef on 23. June 2014 - 15:57.

    Cannot wait to try this one out! Have made this in a "traditional" way, but never occurred to me to use TM. Thank you so much for posting!

    Login or register to post comments
  • Let us know how it goes when

    Submitted by Stone Soup on 2. June 2014 - 19:08.

    Let us know how it goes when you make it  tmrc_emoticons.)

    www.facebook.com/stonesoupmelbourne

    Login or register to post comments
  • We lived in Singapore for 2

    Submitted by fullyhow on 1. June 2014 - 21:54.

    We lived in Singapore for 2 1/2 years and chicken rice was an absolute favorite. When I saw the recipe I had to try it.  I have never had anything like it was dare I say better than Singapore. Delicious. Amanda

    Login or register to post comments
  • Love it- this recipe ended up

    Submitted by ThermoNuclear73 on 4. May 2014 - 11:31.

    Love it- this recipe ended up being the best meal I have ever created! Yes, it can be a little fiddly and time-consuming (especially the first time), but it's so worth it!

    Login or register to post comments
  • This is Fantastic. I can say

    Submitted by Tatyana on 19. April 2014 - 23:12.

    This is Fantastic. I can say plates were clean in minutes even with my 3 and 1 year old. All sauces are a must. Im just wondering why is this not in one of cook books.  Thank you tmrc_emoticons.) 

    Login or register to post comments
  • Love it! Took a while to cook

    Submitted by Vicrah on 17. March 2014 - 18:48.

    Love it! Took a while to cook but I am sure I will get faster with practise. Soooooo yummy

    Login or register to post comments
  • So glad you liked it Nicnud.

    Submitted by Stone Soup on 10. February 2014 - 08:55.

    So glad you liked it Nicnud. I have done it now a few times, with rice and with Paleo Cauli Rice and it's been good both ways. I almost think the Cauli Rice one made the soup a little better.

    www.facebook.com/stonesoupmelbourne

    Login or register to post comments
  • The chicken was awesome -

    Submitted by Nicnud on 9. February 2014 - 22:20.

    The chicken was awesome - loved it steamed. Did the rice in the thermie but it ended up too soggy - so next time I do it - I will prefer to make the rice in the rice cooker but will definitely use the varoma for the chicken, Tasty and tender. Beautiful - thxs for the recipe

    Login or register to post comments
  • If you have never had

    Submitted by Stone Soup on 5. February 2014 - 11:07.

    If you have never had Haianese Chicken rice you have to try this recipe, and then hopefully you will understand why it becomes an obsession for some. 

    www.facebook.com/stonesoupmelbourne

    Login or register to post comments
  • Wow this looks well worth the

    Submitted by mish mash on 27. January 2014 - 20:48.

    Wow this looks well worth the effort. Haianese Chicken rice is a favorite when we eat out, but never thought to make it at home. The recipe seems really authentic as well, cannot wait to try with cauli rice!

    Login or register to post comments
  • Delicious - even though a bit

    Submitted by Watz_cooking on 27. January 2014 - 15:03.

    Delicious - even though a bit fiddly. But worth it for the result.  And the rice is so delicious I will make this as an accompaniment to other meals as well.  Yum.  Love

    Login or register to post comments