Singaporean Rice

This Singaporean rice dish is a STAR. It’s here to entertain you. It’s got that look, it’s got that feel, it’ll be your new best friend for eternity. You can show-it-off, tell your friends about it. It’s got the style, the oomph! It’s here for YOU. It’s going to make you famous!

This Singaporean Rice dish is perfect for parties, lunches and big events. It’s something different from your regular biryanis and gravies. And a definite must, MUST addition in your weekly menu planner. It’s got aromatic rice, spicy chicken chunks, crunchy veggies, noddles and thick gravy on top of a mayonnaise dressing. A perfect treat if you want to please.

A platter of Singaporean rice has got everything. On a bed of aromatic rice there lay some spicy chicken chunks, noddles and thick flavorsome gravy. Drizzled with some dreamy-creamy mayonnaise dressing on top. A perfect treat if you want to please. Sab Kuch tou hai issmay 😀

The recipe for Singaporean Rice has four main components:

  1. Rice
  2. Veggies
  3. Chicken meat
  4. Noodles
This long ingredients list may seem over-whelming, but to-be-honest it’s pretty basic. No complication, simple but very versatile. Excellent for parties and main events.

You don’t need to marinate the chicken for too long,  half an hour is good enough. You also don’t need to add tandoori color to the marinated chicken. I made the mistake, later all the veggies turned red as well :S Next time I won’t add any, insha Allah or maybe very little amount  – just a pinch. You can think of it as something like Singaporean Biryani. Same as biryani, this Singaporean Rice dish is a complete meal in itself. Which basically means that you don’t need to serve any supporting gravy, raita or even salad with it. It’s perfect just the way it is. Perfect! I added a few drops of yellow color into the water before boiling noodles into it. That color gave these spaghetti a beautiful summery yellow color. Next I’m gonna show you how to assemble the dish, easy, ‘eh? Assembling the Singaporean Rice

  1. Make a bed of the boiled rice.
  2. Add some of the chicken + veggies + noodles mix.
  3. Drizzle a generous amount of sauce.
  4. Add rest of the chicken + veggies + noodles mix.
  5. Top it off with some thinly sliced golden fried garlic cloves and fried green chillies (I didn’t add any garlic, just the green chillies)

This recipe has been adapted from Shireen Anwer’s Singaporean Rice recipe.

4.5 from 2 reviews
Singaporean Rice
Recipe type: Main dish
Cuisine: Pakistan
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
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Serves: 18
It's got that look, it's got that feel, it'll be your new best friend for eternity.
  • For Marinating Chicken
  • Chicken Boneless------------- 1 kg, one inch cubes
  • Garlic paste-------------------- 1 tsp
  • Ginger paste------------------- 1 tsp
  • Salt------------------------------- 1½ tsp
  • Crushed red chillies----------- 1 tsp
  • Crushed black pepper-------- 1 tsp
  • Chili Sauce---------------------- 2 tbsp
  • Soya sauce--------------------- 2 tbsp
  • Tomato ketchup--------------- 4 tbsp
  • For Cooking Chicken
  • Oil--------------------------------- ¼ cup
  • Julian ginger-------------------- 1 inch piece
  • Corn flour----------------------- 1 tbsp or as needed
  • Water---------------------------- 3 tbsp to make corn flour solution
  • Veggies
  • Spaghetti------------------------ 1 pack boiled
  • Carrots--------------------------- 2 large, ½ inch cubed
  • Capsicum------------------------ 2 large, ½ inch cubed
  • Tomatoes------------------------ 2large, ½ inch cubed, de-seeded
  • Onion----------------------------- 2 large, ½ inch cubed
  • Cabbage------------------------- 2 cup, ½ inch cubed
  • For the Rice
  • Rice------------------------------- ½ kg
  • Black cumin--------------------- 1 tsp
  • White cumin--------------------- 1 tsp
  • Star anise------------------------ 4
  • Salt-------------------------------- 1½ tbsp or as needed
  • For the sauce
  • Mayonnaise---------------------- 1 cup
  • Tomato Ketchup---------------- 8 tbsp
  • Vinegar--------------------------- 4 tbsp
  • Caster sugar--------------------- 2 tsp
  • Crushed red chillies------------ 1 tsp
  • Salt-------------------------------- 1 pinch
  1. For the rice
  2. Soak rice in water half an hour before.
  3. Take oil in a pot, add black cumin, white cumin and star anise and give everything a good stir.
  4. Now add the rice into it and stir gently. Add salt.
  5. Add enough water to cook the rice, cover. (As a rule of thumb you to cook rice, you only add enough water that it's one inch above the rice, cover it then, till water starts to dry. Stir once gently, add salt to taste and reduce the flame to dum) Set cooked rice aside.
  6. For the Sauce
  7. Mix all the ingredients of the sauce into the mayonnaise, give everything a good mix and set aside.
  8. For the spaghetti
  9. Boiled spaghetti in boiling hot water.
  10. Once done, drain, wash with regular tap water, set aside.
  11. For the chicken
  12. Pat the chicken pieces dry and throw them into a clean and dry bowl.
  13. Now add all the seasonings into the chicken and marinate it for one hour.
  14. Now take oil in a pan and throw in thinly julian ginger saute ginger then add the marinated chicken to it. Stir to mix, and then cover it, till the chicken gets cooked- nice and tender. (If it gets too dry, add ½ cup of water, cover again).
  15. Once chicken is half done, throw in all of the veggies (carrots, capsicum, cabbage, tomato, onion).
  16. Veggies should remain crunchy yet tender.
  17. Now add the corn flour solution ( 1 tbsp of corn flour into 3 tbsp water) to thicken the very little sauce.
  18. Stir in the pre-boiled spaghetti.
  19. Cook on low flame for 5 more minutes, check seasonings and it's done.
  20. Final Assembly
  21. Rice
  22. Half of chicken plus spaghetti plus veggies
  23. Sauce
  24. Remaining half of chicken plus spaghetti plus veggies

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A (25, no not any more) 26 year old wife, mom, writer, jack of all trades. A someone who cooks for fun like a pro, living her dream :) Alhumdolillah!
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21 Responses to Singaporean Rice

  1. Yum!!! Looks great! I’ve had this a couple of times but have yet to try to make it…love your presentation too!

    • |eemz says:

      It’s pretty good, I had never tried it till someone came to visit us and was so in love with this dish. She had eaten it somewhere and fell for it instantaneously. So, I was like, let’s check out what’s so big about this dish. I made it, and loved it 😀

      Jazak Allah!

  2. kitchenriffs says:

    Great color! And really nice flavors. And as you say, really not that difficult of a dish. Nice post – thanks.

  3. sana umair says:

    I tried Singaporean rice . It was very good.

  4. noor lodhi says:

    The name and the presentation of this recipe forced me to try it and even though i didn’t have capsicum and caster sugar the taste still turned out very good!

    thanks for this recipe.

    • |eemz says:

      Jazak Allah Noor for trying. :)

      If you didn’t have castor sugar, you can always add regular white sugar or cheeni into it. Both are the same thing in this case.

      Castor sugar is only ground (powdered) form of regular white sugar or cheeni. Want to learn more about castor sugar, see my post here How to make castor sugar

  5. Rabia Tariq says:

    It looks fabs Haleema :) definitely gonna try..m tepmted to b honest! :)

  6. Maryam says:

    gr8….;) u put some redfoodcolor in it?

  7. Rabia aneeque says:

    Will try it today insha Allah…. Excited.

  8. Rabia aneeque says:

    Yayyyyyyy. My husband simply loved it thamxxxx :))

  9. hania says:

    please i am unable to make gravy that much as shown in your photograph why??? please tell me otherwise the dish is simply awesum thank you and i am eagerly waiting for your latest recipes they are always so perfect (y)

  10. rabia aneeque says:

    I am going to make it again tomorrow morning…. everyone loved it so much k mere nephews n nieces farmaishin kr k bnwaty mujh sy singaporean rice… thanx dear…

  11. sidra says:

    does this really serve 18? cant wait to try it

  12. Fiza says:

    This is a great dish, everytime I’ve made it , was a hit.
    I have always made it for dinner at home, I was thinking if I serve it to guests, how far in advance could it be assembled and be ready?

  13. ayesha says:

    hey there,
    i tried it today and it turned out amazing. in future try to create your daily motion account for video tutorials as well. but the step by step pics really helped alot.
    keep up the good work :)

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