Tuesday, February 23, 2010



We used to buy chicken rice from our favorite shop but no more from now since my family have accepted and enjoyed this one cooked by me. Added carrot and potato in the soup to make it healthier,  fried the chicken with addition of turmeric, ginger, garlic, soya sauce and honey although the chicken could be taken as it is.


500g long grain rice washed
3 shallots sliced
3 cloves garlic
1 inch ginger sliced
2 tablespoons sesame oil
2 screwpine leaves
chicken stock

1 whole chicken cleaned
2 screwpine leaves
2 cloves garlic
1 inch ginger sliced
3 shallots
1 piece cinnamon stick
2 teaspoons white peppercorn coarsely ground

10 red chilli
5 red bird's eye chili
4 cloves garlic
1 cup water
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 inch ginger
salt to taste
2 teaspoons vinegar/lime juice


1. Boil water, salt, screwpine leaves, rub chicken with ginger and garlic then put the chicken into boiling water with  shallot, cinnamon and white pepper, cook until tender. Keep the stock for making the soup and cooking the rice.

2. Remove chicken  from the stock and cut into bite sizes. If you prefer to fry them, coat with 2 tablespoons of  honey, turmeric powder, ginger, garlic, salt and dark soya sauce, marinate for 30 minutes..

3. Heat the oil, add shallots, ginger, garlic and screwpine leaves, fry until fragrant. Add the rice, stir for about two minutes..

4. Add water, chicken stock,  and salt, water level should be 1/2 inch above the rice,cook the rice until done.

5. For the soup, reboil chicken stock, add water,  vegetables if any, spring onion, salt and pepper.

6. Put the red chili, bird's eye chili, garlic, ginger and 1/2 cup water into a blender.

7. Transfer ground ingredients in a pot, add water, brown sugar and salt. Cook until thick.

8. Remove from heat, add vinegar or lime juice.

9. To serve, place the rice and chicken in a plate together with the soup and the chili sauce.

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AdukalaVishesham said...

Nice post..Quite a filling meal by itself.. Also cooking the rice in stock must be making a lil softer n fluffier..

Malar Gandhi said...

NO doubt...rice cooked with chicken stock must be very very tasteee. jut love it, I liked ur presenataion with soup and chicken, looks very balanced:)

Neetz said...

yummy and healthy dish dear :)...

Priya said...

Chicken rice sounds truly delicious, will try out soon..tempting spread..

Rahin said...

love the rice, like the whole arrangement, reminds me of home :)

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said...

Owh kak! I'm so hungry! Open the door pls...hehehe ;)

Gita said...

The whole platter looks so tempting and delicious :)

Nandini said...

Wow! what a lovely spread! Makes me hungry:)

Sushma Mallya said...

Very nice meal,and presentation is just so lovely...what is srewpine leaves?

dari~ummie said...

craving for nasi ayam..may i have 1 set from you..=)

Reshmi said...

wow..chicken rice sounds intersting...lovely presentation...

PJ said...

with such delicious home-made treat, who would opt for restaurant food :) Chicken rice looks delicious.. what is screwpine leaves? Is it similar to curry leaves?

TK said...

I think I am the worst cook. masak nasi ayam pun tak tau and had never done it b4. Ni ada recipe ni bole cuba. It's a good idea to put carrot and potato. rasanya pun better.

vineetha said...

Yummy rice..U have preneted it very well..very tempting.

Lady of Leisure said...

wow... really tabik spring dengan u... i love cooking but tak begitu rajin nak masak nasi ayam hehe... quite a lot of of step kan... from making the rice, soup, roasted/fried chicken, the soy sauce, the sambal etc... but yours looks yummy...!

shaz said...

Mmm, very tasty looking nasi ayam! I miss this dish, thanks for sharing :)

Supriya Nair said...

Perfectly cooked rice dear...looks very good...


Thanks all for your sweet words, love to receive more from you....

For Sushma and PJ, please go through this article to understand more about screwpine leaf since this one is used in cooking to add lovely aroma to dish and after cooking is done it is removed from the gravy. It is also used to obtain green coloring by blending this leaf with water, strain then added to pudding or cake.
Hope this helps....

Hello Ummie and Shaz, welcome to my blog, hope to see both of you again. Ummie, packed for you to bring home hope meets your expectation....

Lady...tq..yes a bit of work but it's worth, boleh tambah berkali2 dan kegunaan minyak boleh di kurangkan, lebih menepati citarasa kita....1st step rebus ayam, simpan stok utk sup dan masak nasi, keluarkan ayam, perap dgn madu dll, goreng, sediakan sup dan blend bahan untuk cili sos, dah siap...enjoy!!

kothiyavunu said...

Thanks for stopping by kothiyavunu and for sweet comments
Chicken rice looks fabulous and nice presentation!!

Preety said...

looks really perfect

Siddhi S said...

wow very yummy treat...nice combo...love it

Vrinda said...

Delicious platter and a nice recipe...

Sarah Naveen said...

Yummy yumm!!!! my Fav!!

Arlene said...

everyone loves chicken rice and that includes me!

happy weekend!

Cheerful said...

looks great...thanks for sharing your recipe, might end of serving the same in our table soon...have a great weekend! :)

Nicole Feliciano said...

We always add broth to our rice. Builds the flavor up. Great post.

Treat and Trick said...

Arlene....Me too. Have a great weekend dear...

Cheerful....So glad you like it....

Nicole Feliciano...Thanks for your lovely comment dear..

Ann Kroeker said...


Treat and Trick said...

Ann Kroeker....Thanks dear...

inday_adin said...

I would say that it is best to cook your own food in that way you know that it is clean and you know who made it. Nothing beats home cooked meals. Yummy!
Late FTF visit.

Adin B


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