Cook your own chicken rice at Creative Culinaire

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Tata! We can now cook our own Chicken rice! Yes, Singapore’s National dish 🙂

Everyone loves chicken rice, the fragrant oily white rice, the tender steamed chicken and the dark sauce with chili paste. But how many of us got the chance to butcher a chicken, tear out the innards, and even marinate the chicken?

We jump at the opportunity when Creative Culinaire invited us to cook our own chicken rice.

Chicken Rice workshop

After listening to Chef Judy’s instruction, Boon Yee (no3) and me tried to remember the steps, portions and sequence.

Our junior Master Chef wannabe preparing the ingredient, stock soup base and concocting our own spices (garlic, ginger, pandan leaf etc).

We are supposed to stir the pot until we can smell the fragrant chicken essence infused with garlic. In fact, the whole kitchen was enveloped in chicken rice fragrance 🙂

We pickup some news and tips from Chef Judy along the cooking class too.

Example, Chicken Rice is one of the top 50 World cuisines and originated from Hai Nan China (thus the name 海南鸡饭) . Singapore has R&D the recipe to suit our own palate.

We heard Chicken fat was used to flavour the rice in the good old days, but health-conscious Singapore has opted out fatty oil.

Kampong chicken was preferred then, although meat is tougher but it was a healthier option (no injections).

One of the highlight for our class, we needed to butcher and cut up the chicken. This was no easy task with our small scissor, even adults have problem cutting open the chicken!

Next, we need to remove the innards, we will spare you the gloss bloody photos. I told Boon Yee the plate of chicken rice in school always look so polished and presentable, but he now realised the hard preparation work.

Boil and poach the chicken, then keep it cool, we want to keep the meat tender.

Besides learning to cook, kids learn about keeping the kitchen workspace and utensils clean. If he does aspire to be a chef one day, this would be crucial for him to remember. Meanwhile, he can help to keep our home  kitchen neat.

We always remembered to have fun along our cooking session, and we now know why the chicken portion kept shrinking!

Taste nicer right, when you prepare the chicken yourself?

Creative Culinaire cook off

Instagram Video : Project Chicken Rice

 

This chicken rice (photo below) is Chef Judy’s masterpiece, you should hear her talk about Chicken Rice butter cake!

chicken rice
Singapore Nationall Dish Chicken Rice

 

Do pop by our Facebook album for more Fun photos. I really appreciate the opportunity to cook a special dish with my boy. Do pop by our Rainbow cake baking session too.

Even the chili blending looks so therapeutic and inviting 🙂

What's cooking? Not #JuniorMasterChef #sengkangbabies Smells nice 👍

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Chicken rice anyone? You can pop up Creative Culinaire website for the next school holiday cook-off.

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12 thoughts on “Cook your own chicken rice at Creative Culinaire”

  1. Looks like a fun and yummylicious class for kids to take part in. My dad has a kickass chicken rice recipe and once you know what’s in it, you don’t really want to eat chicken rice all the time! Hint: Super unhealthy. Haha!

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