It is no secret that people in Singapore love quality made traditional recipes with a coastal influence. This could be because of the incredible mix of healthy, flavourful ingredients, white rice, and fresh vegetables that they typically have in them. They are also simple to make, and many of the spices that are needed can be purchased through online shopping. Read on for two easy Singapore recipe favourites that taste great served with rice.

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Hainanese Chicken Recipe 

To make this easy Singapore chicken dish, start by boiling a whole chicken with a few whole cloves of garlic and a small piece of whole ginger. Add in a sprinkle of salt. While the chicken cooks, steam three cups of rice in six cups of water that has a teaspoon of grated ginger and minced garlic added to it. Some people prefer to use the chicken stock left from boiling the chicken instead of water when cooking the rice because it adds more flavour. When the rice is finished, scoop a generous portion of it on a plate, and add a few pieces of cooked chicken on top. Garnish it with sliced cucumbers and scallions. Serve this with chili garlic sauce on the side.

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Nasi Biryani Recipe 

This dish starts with marinating two pounds of cubed, boneless chicken in a yoghurt and spice mixture. Combine two cups of plain yoghurt with two tablespoons of chili powder, minced garlic, minced ginger, and poppy seeds. Add a cinnamon stick and a small handful of mint leaves. Stir this mixture up, and add the chicken in to it. Let the chicken bathe in the marinade for two hours in the refrigerator. Then, strain it out with a slotted spoon. Cook the chicken in a wok with a few spoonful’s of ghee. In the last few minutes of cooking, add in a handful of both slivered almonds and raisins. Serve this over a bed of rice with steamed vegetables.

As you can see, these are both very simple dishes to make. Both of the recipes can be modified according to a person’s preferences. The amounts of spices can be increased or decreased to add flavour. Also, the ginger and garlic taste the best if they are fresh, but some people substitute the dried and powdered version of them instead. And, while they both traditionally call for chicken to be used in them, both shrimp and lamb meat can be substituted instead.