Hainanese Chicken Rice with Condiments in my Thermomix

March 14, 2013 FoodHome CookingSavouryThermomix Recipes  8 comments

Chicken Rice Platter

If you are true South East Asian foodie then you’ll know and love your Hainanese Chicken Rice and you’ll know a good one from an ok one.

So, when I came across the Hainanese Chicken Rice recipe for my Thermomix, accompanied with the ginger paste and chilli paste I quietly thought to myself that it wouldn’t be as good or even come close the real thing.

Well, how wrong was I!!!!….Extremely!

I was again having another foodgasm.  The chilli was perfect, the ginger paste and, the chicken was tender and the rice had the exact fragrance it should have.

Chicken Rice Blowl Ingredients

  • Chinese wine, salt, white pepper and sesame oil for rubbing
  • 1 whole chicken (about 1.5-1.7kg)
  • 4 cloves of garlic (chopped in the thermomix)
  • 1 spring onion/shallot, chopped in half (I prefer to use 2 or 3)
  • 4 thin slices of ginger, peeled
  • 2 eschalots, peeled
  • 1 tbspn of oil
  • 400g of rice ( I prefer to use Jasmine rice)
  • salk to taste
  • 1-1.5L chicken stock
  • 1-2 pandan leaves (if you can’t find the leaves then use pandan esssence, just a couple of drops if fine)


  1. Mix 1-2 tspn Chinese wine, a little salt and pepper to taste and 1 tsp sesame oil in a small bowl.  Rub this all over the chicken and inside the chicken cavity.
  2. Stuff 2 cloves of chopped garlic, spring onion/shallot and 2 slices of the ginger inside the Varoma temperature on reverse speed 2.
  3. Add rice and saute for 2 mins at 100C on reverse speed 2 (add about a tspn of salt or to taste). Remove and set aside in basket
  4. Place 1L of chicken stock into TM bowl. Set Varoma into position with chicken and steam for 25-45mins at Varoma temperature on speed 3 (depending upon size of chicken used).
  5. Top up chicken stock to 1L . Place basket of rice with pandan leaves into TM bowl. Return Varoma dish to position and cook for 15 mins at Varoma temperature on speed 5.
  6. Chop up chicken and serve with a drizzle of soy sauce and sesame oil, and accompany with chilli and ginger paste (see below for recipe).

I prefer to serve it with slices of tomato and cucumber (my mum used to do that when I was a little girl). And bowls and chop sticks is the only way to go when eating Hainanese Chicken Rice, makes it even more authentic.

Chicken Rice Platter


Ginger Paste


  • 120g young ginger, peeled
  • 50g eschalots, peeled
  • 100g oil
  • 1/2 tspn salt


  1. Place ginger and eschalots into TM bowl and mince for 5 seconds on speed 7.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and blend for 20 seconds on speed 8.
  3. Scrape down sides of bowl and cook for 5 mins at 100C on speed 2.

Can be kept in the fridge for a week or frozen for later use.

Chilli Paste


  • 100g red chillies
  • 20g ginger, peeled
  • 50g garlic
  • 100g white vinegar
  • 1 tspn salt
  • 1/2 tspn sugar


  1. Place chilli, ginger and garlic into TM bowl and blend for 5 seconds on speed 8.
  2. Scrape down sides of bowl and repeat until smooth.
  3. Aff remaining ingredients and blend for 1 minute on speed 6.
  4. Adjust salt and sugar to taste.

Happy feasting!!!


8 comments to Hainanese Chicken Rice with Condiments in my Thermomix

  • Jenny  says:

    Hi, is there some info missing in step 2? I.e do,you stick the spices inside the chicken(rather than the Varoma) & what temp do you set for the Varoma?

    • aggie  says:

      Hi Jenny!
      I’m so sorry that somehow I missed your message. I hope it’s not too late …Ooops! You’ve probably worked it out by now though. Yes I put the spices in the chicken (not the Varoma) and the Varoma setting doesn’t have a temp setting, you just press the Varoma and turn the dial to the spoon or number 1.
      Again Jenny, I’m terribly sorry I missed your message.

  • Fiona  says:

    Made this tonight. Was so tasty & chicken was so succulent .

    • aggie  says:

      Your welcome 🙂 . It’s my favourite Asian Thermomix meal.

  • Li-Sa Choi  says:

    Woo! Looks amazing! I can’t wait to try your recipe! 🙂

    • aggie  says:

      Thanks Li-Sa. I love this recipe!

  • Rae Hilhorst  says:

    I think this will work way better when you demonstrate for me xxx

    • aggie  says:

      Rae, I’m the same as you. I prefer to watch someone cook then make it myself than read a recipe 🙂

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