Friday, December 19, 2008

Chicken Rice Set ala Ende Li's

chicken rice nasi ayamAmong all my aunties, I go to Ende Li's house a lot since they live the closest to my parent's house. Ende Li is my dad's younger sister and she has 7 kids and she LOVES to COOK and FEED us. Just by going for lunch or dinner at their place is like a party itself with lots of people and of course, lots of food. When my cousins (from another family) were still studying in Kuala Lumpur (KL), the usual hang out places would either be at my parents's house or Ende Li's house because we are the only family from my dad's side living in KL. When any of the cousins say they're going to be at either my parent's place or Ende Li's place, the words would travel, calls would be made and the next thing you know everybody would be there. So this entry is dedicated to Ende Li (and of course my uncle Ayah Rashid) who always welcome us to their home with open arms and table. :)

Chicken Rice Set
serves 3 -4

Chicken and Soup

6 pcs chicken
2in ginger, pounded
4 garlic, pounded
4-spices (1 star anise seed,3 cloves,3 cardamon & 1in cinnamon stick), rinsed (optional)
2-3 cups water
2 tbs cooking oil
Salt and sugar
3-4 tbs sweet soy sauce
1 tbs white pepper
Veggie oil for deep frying

1. In a pot, heat the oil and add the 4-spices. Once it's fragrant, add the pounded ginger and garlic. Stir.

2. Add in the chicken, water, salt and sugar to taste. (Be generous with water because you will need the stock to make the rice and chili sauce for your chicken rice). Stir occasionally until the chicken is cooked. About 30min.

3. Once the chicken is cooked, take about 1/4 cup of the stock and put it into a big bowl. Mix in the sweet soy sauce and white pepper. Mix well. Add in the chicken to marinade. Let it sit for at least 30min and deep fry.


Rinsed 1 1/2cup basmathi rice, put it in the pot and instead of water, add in 2 3/4 cup of the chicken stock/soup and let it boil. Once boiled, cover and simmer for 20min.

Chili Sauce

In a bowl, mix 4 tbs sambal oelek with 1 tbs ketchup, 3-4 tbs chicken soup and salt and sugar to taste.


Maya said...

This is good stuff!

Zue Murphy said...

Chicken rice during this cold winter will definitely heat up the body. Indeed your chicken rice set look yummy! Mintak sikit.

ICook4Fun said...

This is my kind of meal. Chicken Rice! I never cook chicken this way. I am looking forward to try this out since I just bought a huge packet of drumsticks. Thanks for sharing Farina.

Peter M said...

Sounds simple enough with a fine, tasty result.

Anonymous said...

I've been craving chicken rice for a week now because of the frigid temperatures. Fedex sikit, boleh tak? :)) Will try your recipe bila ada masa . Looks so yummy


Jo said...

this looks like a yummy chicken rice recipe.

Salt N Turmeric said...

Maya, good stuff indeed! :)

Zue, can one. Just come over. lol.

Gert, I think I dah muka ayam. Asyik makan ayam aje. haha.

Peter, it is simple and using the soup for everything makes the chicken rice set droolicious! ;)

Gurdeep, when are you guys coming over? Il make either nasi lemak or chicken rice for you ok?

Jo, thank you! :)

Sarclover said...

is it just a coincidence that i have been having craving recently for chicken rice... hmmm...

My Taste Heaven said...

great looks yummy!

My Taste Heaven

Anonymous said...


Hopefully, we'll see each other soon.Buat potluck, lagi best kan? If you keep posting pics of your delicious makan2, I may become your neighbour :))


J.T. said...

Alamak... you making me hungry lah. That looks so good - got to try it soon. Thanks for the recipe, once again.

Just to let you know that now your mango-apple salad is my default dish whenever I have something spicy for my meals. It just goes so well. :)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Hungry Hungry Hungry. All b'coz of the pics. Tempting and spicy chicken recipe.

noobcook said...

I love home-cooked chicken rice because the taste is always unique. Yours look so tasty. Happy Holidays ^o^

Guru Masala said...


I,m Alex from "Cuadernos de Cocina Oriental". Thank you very mucho for your answer.

I,m trying to writte a blog about asian food in spanish... that is not really easy. i think is the first time.

Sorry for the english translation, but is a automatic one... For example I wrotte "I,m frozen..." and the pc translate "I,m ice cream..." what to do...

Lot of kisses and thank you very much again.

From Spain,


VG said...

Too nice Farina. Now I will be dreaming of this all week, LOL

Foodbox said...

just in time for the chicken drumsticks I got!

Salt N Turmeric said...

Sarcy, when I was working back in KL, I crave chicken rice almost everyday so I cant blame you for craving some yourself! lol.

MyTasteheaven thank you.

Gurdeep, you want to be my neighbour? Can one. lol.

Jacqui, thank you. That mango-apple salad is so easy to make and it goes with all kind of rice don't they? Don't forget to make some when you make chicken rice. ;)

Lubna, eat eat eat. lol.

Wiffy, thank you and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too.

Alex, welcome and Im impressed with your effort. I know it's not easy. Frozen is translated to ice cream? haha. That is really funny!

Vin, this chicken rice is going to be easy peasy for you. :)

Foodbox, enjoy the chicken rice! ;)

Kate said...

The ainse seed must impart such a aromatic flavour to the chicken

mamasita said...

Lecurnya airliur!No matter brapa puluh kali I makan nasi ayam,its one of the tastiest meal ever!
Yours is goreng.Mine is kukus.Both types are really yummy!
Macam mana nak lose weight camni?
Nampak je dah nak makan!hahaha

Wishing you and your love ones a very very Happy New Year!

Salt N Turmeric said...

Kate, yes they do. I like adding anise seed to my food to get that extra smell and taste. :)

Mamasita, chicken rice ni memang berhantu kan? If only I can get them here, Id most likely be eating chicken rice 3-4 times a week! lol.

Cynthia said...

I can just imagine how great this meal tastes.

fafarafa said...

abg nie, ktorg mana guna sambal olek utk lada dia. guna cili merah + bwg putih + halia je. nk lagi pedas, boh cili api. pergghhhh...sedap...sedap. ahhahahahahha.

for the rice, nak lagi best letak butter/planta masa nk masak tu. lagi berlemak ehhh...lemak kita pon makin tambah. ekekekekekekekek

AnakM said...

Farina- sedaplah!!! I've been looking at this everyday since you posted it. I just made it today. I was too lazy to fry the chicken (and wanted to reduce fried food anyway) so I made it into a simple masak kicap with shallots, ginger and garlic. And plenty of leftovers for tomorrow ...

Salt N Turmeric said...

Cynthia, yes these chicken rice are dangerously good! :)

Awa, duduk overseas ni sambal oelek tu for everything. Red chili is hard to get and very expensive. Abg Nie tak letak butter dlm chicken rice sbb taknak bertambah gemuk. :P

AnakM, im glad u liked it. Tak goreng pun takpe sbb memang dah masak and sedap pun the chicken tu kan?