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Let’s Celebrate Eat With Your Family Day!

cook for family hainanese chicken fried rice recipe
Do you know that “Eat with Your Family Day” for this year falls on Friday, 31 May 2013? Yap, that’s next Friday! Since its inception in 2003, more companies & schools have pledged their support for this event that gives Singaporeans a timely reminder of the importance of bonding & communicating with the family.
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To encourage staff to spend time with their family, participating companies are releasing them by 5pm on 31st May 2013 to have dinner with their family. This event is to encourage all Singaporeans to consciously set aside time on that day to be with their families.

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To have more people cooking for their families, CookForFamily has organized a week long event, starting 24 May (Friday) & ending on #EatWithFamilyDay on 31 May (Friday).

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Sometime last year, I’d been invited to participate in Singapore Bloggers Unite To #CookForFamily! This year, I’m really pleased to be part of this event again.

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The secret to Fragrant Hainanese Chicken Fried Rice is out! Friends who have tried my fried rice have always asked me what the special ingredient is that makes my #friedrice tastes sooooo good. I’m gonna let the cat out of the bag today to encourage more people to cook for their families.

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Like many Singaporeans, my family adores the #HainaneseChickenRice. I’ve a Loy Kee outlet just 5 mins walk from my home. Whenever my hubby takes out their chicken rice, I would ask him to buy 2 more extra packets of chicken rice, just the rice without the chicken. Now, this is the secret to a tasty plate of fried rice!

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It’s really simple to prepare, & you don’t even need to add any seasonings to the fried rice except for their grated ginger & chilli which come with the #LoyKee chicken rice. Add in any ingredients you like; I normally grab whatever I can find in the fridge & throw them in. Most importantly, you’ve to leave the rice overnite in the fridge as long as you’re using it to make fried rice so that your rice will turn out nicely.

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This time round, I’ve added prawns besides other ingredients. Some people may find using large prawns & dicing them to make fried rice is such a waste. But think of the thickness & the crunch that you’ll be getting from these jumbo prawns when you bite into them; you can never get this kind of texture with small prawns. To complement my one-dish meal, I’ve also cooked my family’s fave Fish Maw Soup with Mushrooms. Come, let’s get to work!
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(Serves 3)
2 pkts of Hainanese Chicken Rice
5 Jumbo prawns (peeled)
4 Chicken strips
50g Baby Asparagus
2 Salted Egg-yolks
1-2 tsp Silver Fish
2 Eggs (1 for omelette, I for rice)
2 tsp Chilli
2 tsp Grated Ginger
2 tsp Olive Oil
1 tsp Garlic

Marinade for Chicken:
1 tsp Oyster sauce
½ Sesame oil
Dash of Pepper
Pinch of Cornflour
Pinch of Grated Ginger

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  1. Rinse & dice peeled prawns. Set aside.
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  3. Dice salted egg-yolks. You can buy just the yolks from the egg stall if you don’t like the whites. About 50 cents a yolk.
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  5. Rinse & dice chicken. Marinate for about 15 mins.
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  7. Cut off ends of asparagus. Rinse & cut into your preference length. Keep the tips for presentation.
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  9. Heat wok & add tinge of oil. Whisk egg & cook into a thin omelette. Add pinch of salt (optional). I like mine to have some whites showing, but whisk it well if you prefer otherwise.
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  11. When cool, fold it into 3 parts.
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  13. Remove ends & cut into stripes & set aside.
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  15. Heat about 1 tsp of oil & fry silver fish till crispy. Drain & set aside.
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  17. Heat oil & sautéed garlic. Add chicken.
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  19. Fry chicken till ½ cooked. Add prawns & ½ tsp of chilli. Dish it up when prawns turn slightly pink.
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  21. Mix chicken rice with chilli & ginger. Heat wok & throw in rice. Add a bit of water if it’s too dry. Add chicken mixture, silver fish, asparagus, salted eggs & mix well. Keep some of the silver fish for topping.
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  23. Crack an egg onto rice & stir fry till fragrant.
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  25. Dish rice on serving plate & top with shredded eggs & silver fish. Voila! Here’s your Fragrant Hainanese Chicken Fried Rice to impress your family & guests! #NationalFamilyCelebrations #CookForFamily # EatWithYourFamilyDay
So, what do you think of my #AFC placemat? I got this from one of my #DBSMasterclasses @ If Yan Can Cook, So Can You! It was so much fun meeting my childhood idol at the event.

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  1. I cook every single day for my family and try to eat together at least 4-5 times. I have kept Friday night is our family day(night) and we try to spend time together as much as we can. Its good that May 31st is Friday. I'll remember you on that day and make fried rice your way.

    1. Bal, kudos to u on being an excellent example! Thks dear, for being so supportive!

  2. Beautiful and delicious, definitely need to try :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  3. I have put that date in my calendar :)

    Choc Chip Uru

  4. Nice presentation. A simple fried rice turns out super nice under your hands. Never occurred to me to add salted egg yolk into fried rice, i shall bear that in mind, next time when i do fried rice shall throw in that. I'm already drooling thinking of it....

    1. DS, thks dear! I first tried salted egg-yolk with fried rice in a Chinese restaurant & it was so good. Occasionally, I'll add them into my fried rice when they're avail :)

  5. Wow wt a good presentation .Awesome

  6. Your new blog look is beautiful! As is your lovely fried rice...I need to make extra next time to whip this up the next day (since I don't have access to a Loy Key outlet). Are you on Blogher? I'll see if I can find you and add you :)

    1. Liz, u don't need a Loy Kee outlet; just anything chicken rice stall will do. It may be tough to find in the US, but I'm sure Chinatown will have something like that.

  7. Meant Bloglovin'...up too early :/

    1. Liz, my bloglovin link is on the right sidebar :)

  8. this dish reminds me of Din Tai Fung's Fried Rice with Shrimps & Egg!!

    1. FC, that's nice too! Have u tried their pork cutlet fried rice? Not bad also :)

  9. Shirley, it's great to hear about "Eat With Your Family Day." Bravo for the folks who designated this day to remind us of the importance of sharing family moments around the table and hooray for you for participating. Your fried rice looks spectacular! Thanks for divulging your secret recipe & method! :)

    1. Kim, kudos to the people behind these initiatives indeed! I'm seeing your lovely profile pix finally, dear!

  10. Great idea of using chicken rice as a base for fried rice. Makes it all the more fragrant.

    Clever gal!

    1. Amy, hahaha! Thks, dear! It's simple, right??

  11. Eileen, Hundred Eighty DegreesMay 26, 2013 at 9:59 PM

    Hi Shirley, normally I will steam the leftover homecook chicken rice the next day but never cross my mind of frying it. Umm, thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe.

    1. Eileen, hope u'll try this method next time & let me know if u like it as much as we do :)

  12. That dish looks like a great, quick, and easy dinner! Eat with your family day is a wonderful idea! It is so important for families to eat together as much as possible.

    1. Laura, thks for sharing your thoughts! U have a wonderful week!

  13. Love the way you present the food!~

  14. My kind of food, from the ingredients and to the plating style. Of course the taste with the salted eggs is so good.

    1. Nava, u like salted eggs too? Wow, I'm impressed!

  15. Using Hainanese chicken rice....brilliant! Love this 'secret' ^.^

    1. Sharon, yap! The fragrant & taste is already in the rice so we just gotta add our own ingredients to bring out the flavour :)

  16. I can smell the aroma and flavorful Hainanese Chicken Rice from your kitchen...**winks**

  17. Great idea, Shirley! I bet that takes the fried rice to another level.

  18. What a simple and delicious meal to enjoy with the family. :) Yes, we should all celebrate eating with our family. Thanks for the reminder.

  19. I have the same AFC placemat too:D

    Good idea with the Hainanese rice. I will loe to try ding something similar too:D

    1. Missyblurkit, cool! Hahaha! Looking fwd, sweetie.....

  20. Hi Shirley, your fried rice look sooooooooooooooooo good. I like the salted egg yolk add into the fried rice. When I come visit you please cook this fried rice for me.:)

    Have a lovely weekend.

    1. Amelia, salted egg-yolk is very sinful but packs a punch! U're welcome anytime, dear!

  21. I hardly the time im half dead

    1. Pepper, I'm so sorry to hear that! Must be tough; that's why I decided to say bye-bye to full-time job!


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