Everything is a win with this rice cooker Hainanese Chicken with Slimmer’s Low Glycemic Rice. Of course, the latter is optional, but how cool is it to have this healthier alternative around?

Slimmers low glycemic rice
Nutritious slimmers rice

What it is

The grains of Slimmers Rice
It’s real rice.

Slimmers Rice is the first low GI rice in the Philippines. It’s rich in Protein, Dietary Fiber, Iron, and Vitamin B1. It also has zero cholesterol and very low sodium content. 

Benefits

It’s an excellent rice substitute for people with diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, obesity, or those looking to lose weight. 

It can:

-help manage blood sugar

-make you feel full faster and longer after meals

-lower the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes (along with proper diet and exercise.)

Going back to the recipe, here’s what you need: 

Ingredients

Asian herbs and spices
The aromatics

1 kg chicken thighs

1 whole bulb garlic (chopped)

1 thumb of ginger (chopped)

Save time and effort by using a handy chopper.

3 stalks of lemongrass (pounded to release more flavor)

6 pieces of pandan leaves (tied)

1 large bay leaf

1/2 chicken broth cube

2 tbsp sesame oil

2 cups of Slimmers Rice/regular white rice

Salt and pepper

Sugar

Procedure

1. Scrub chicken with salt until smooth. Rinse thoroughly and marinate in 1 tbsp sesame oil, salt, pepper, and a pinch of sugar.

Marinated chicken
Marinated chicken

2. Wash slimmers rice twice and drain. Place the rice in your rice cooker and add 5 cups of water. (Slimmers rice has a 1:2.5 cup ratio) If you’re using regular rice, use the normal ratio.

4. Add broth cube, lemongrass, tied pandan leaves, ginger, garlic, and 1 tbsp sesame oil to the rice. 

Cooking rice with herbs
Feel free to adjust the amount of herbs to your liking

5. Put the marinated chicken on top and sprinkle another pinch of salt. Note: It’s best to arrange the chicken evenly on top of the rice, so it’s easier to find later.

Cooking Rice Cooker Hainanese Chicken
How it would look like

6. Press the “cook button” and let the rice cooker work its magic.

7. Once it’s done cooking, you will find that the rice has completely covered chicken pieces. 

Hainanese Chicken cooked in rice cooker
Since Slimmers rice has a high yield that I thought I forgot to add the chicken.

8. Carefully get the chicken pieces and set them aside. It would probably be very tender by this time, so make sure to do it gently. Otherwise, the chicken will disintegrate. 

9. Discard the aromatics (Lemongrass, bay leaf, and pandan leaves).

10. Mix the rice from top to bottom, so the flavor is well distributed. 

Rice Cooker Hainanese Chicken Rice
Lunch is served in 30 minutes!

Sauces

Chili and ginger sauce

Blend together 1 clove of garlic, juice of 1 lime/lemon, 2 red chilies, fish sauce, 1 thumb of ginger, and 1 pinch of sugar together. 

Soy and sesame sauce

Mix 2 tablespoons of soy sauce and 1 tablespoon of sesame oil.

Hainanese Chicken Rice recipe

Links

You can get Slimmers Rice at:

Lazada: bit.ly/lazslimmersrice

Shopee: bit.ly/shopslimmersrice

We got ours as a Christmas gift box from WeNourish, “a mindful, safe, and convenient space for discerning consumers to get all their health and wellness products in one place.” You can order this along with other healthy goodies at wenourish.ph. Use our code, MARXABILOVESVPHARMA upon check out to get a discount!

We Nourish Christmas Gift Pack Unboxing Video

Kyowa Chopper

Kyowa mini chopper

Tiny but mighty with 0.375 liters capacity. Space-saving, great for small portions. Note: not spill proof for liquids.

Shopee: Bit.ly/shopeekyowa

Lazada: Bit.ly/lazadakyowa

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