Foolproof Chicken Rice in a Rice Cooker

Foolproof Chicken Rice in a Rice Cooker

This jiggly Singapore chicken rice is made in a rice cooker. It's so easy that it's scandalous. This is also called Khao Man Kai, or Hainanese chicken rice.

Ingredients: 2 servings

White rice
2 rice cooker cups' worth (360 ml)
Chicken thigh
1 fillet
Salt and pepper
to taste
Garlic, tubed type
2 cm (1 teaspoon)
Ginger, tubed type
2 cm (1 teaspoon)
Soy sauce
1 tablespoon
2 teaspoons
Green onion or scallion
to taste
Cucumbers and tomatoes
as needed


1. Pierce the chicken with a fork in several places to help the chicken absorb the flavors.
2. Season the chicken by rubbing in salt, pepper, garlic, and ginger.
3. Put the rice and water in a rice cooker, then add the Chinese soup stock and soy sauce. It also tastes great with some minced Japanese leek.
4. Place the chicken on top of the rice, then press the start button to cook the rice.
5. When the rice is finished, it will give off an indescribably delectable aroma. The rice that has absorbed the chicken broth looks delicious.
6. Remove the chicken, chop it into bite-sized pieces, then serve with cucumbers, tomatoes and your choice of garnishes.

Story Behind this Recipe

I recreated a taste of a dish I saw in Singapore long ago, using my imagination as a guide.