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(part 3)

Week 11, Part 3

Let's get cooking!

Meal planning doesn’t have to be repetitive or expensive. 

Today, we explore how you can save time and money by turning your single basket of groceries into 3 distinct and delicious meals.


Where do you buy your groceries?


While many of us may choose the comfort and convenience of supermarkets, our local wet markets are great options when it comes to looking for affordable options tailored to your individual needs. They’re also great places to pick up cooking tips and tricks!

In this final video, Michelle shares her advice on shopping at wet markets for first timers and shows us how she turns 3 common ingredients - broccoli, chicken and mushrooms - into 3 meals in different styles! We have written recipes for you to follow along at home (below the video).


(Serve 2)


Asian Style:  Simplified Claypot Chicken Rice

Dish 1:   Chicken Thigh Rice

Dish 2:   Broccoli Mushroom




Ingredients:  1 Pc Chicken Thigh

                     1 Tsp Salt

                     1 Tbsp Soy Sauce

                     2 Tsp Sugar

                     ½ Tsp White Pepper

                     100g Rice

                     100ml Water


1.          Cut chicken thigh into small bite-sized pieces (approx 1 inch).

2.          Marinate chicken thigh in salt, soy sauce, sugar and pepper.

3.          Wash and rinse the rice (3 times).

4.          Drain out all the water and add in 100ml water.

5.          Cook rice in rice cooker until water is bubbling.

6.          Add chicken thigh on the surface of the rice with marinate.

7.          Allow chicken and rice to cook together until done.




Ingredients:  ½ Broccoli

                     5pcs Fresh Shiitake Mushroom

                     1 Tbsp Soy Sauce

                     1 Tsp Sesame Oil

                     1 Tbsp Shao Xing Wine

                     2 Tsp Sugar

                     1 Tsp Cornstarch (mix well with 1 tsp of water)


1.          Cut broccoli into smaller pieces.

2.          Slice shiitake mushrooms.

3.          Bring salted water to a boil and blanch broccoli for 4-5 mins.

4.          Once cooked, set broccoli aside.

5.          Heat up cooking oil in wok over high heat.

6.          Stir fry shiitake mushrooms for 2 mins, add shao xing wine.

7.          Season with soy sauce, sugar and sesame oil. Adjust to your preference.

8.          Add cornstarch slurry mixture to wok, and stir well until thickened.

9.          Pour shiitake mushroom sauce over broccoli.


Western Style:  Grilled Chicken and Vegetable Sides

Dish 1:  Grilled Onion Chicken Thigh

Dish 2:  Garlic Mushroom

Dish 3:  Butter Broccoli



Ingredients:  2 Pc Chicken Thigh

                     1 Tsp Salt

                     1 Tsp Black Pepper

                     1 Tbsp Olive Oil

                     1 Pc Yellow Onion

                     150ml Water



1.          Season chicken thighs with salt and pepper.

2.          Peel and slice yellow onion.

3.          Heat up the pan over medium high heat.

4.          Place chicken in, skin side down and bring the fire down to low medium.

5.          Push chicken to the side and add yellow onion to the empty side of the pan.

6.          Constantly stir the onions to avoid burning.

7.          When the chicken skin is a golden brown colour, turn the chicken thighs over.

8.          Cook for about 5 more mins, and add 150ml water.

9.          Give the wok a swirl, and allow water to reduce into a sauce.




Ingredients:  6 Pcs Shiitake Mushroom

                     2 Clove Garlic

                     2 Tsp Olive Oil

                    To Taste Salt & Black Pepper


1.          Slice garlic into thin slices.

2.          Cut mushrooms into quarters.

3.          Mix and season mushrooms and garlic with salt, pepper and oil.

4.          Place into wok or pot over medium heat with lid on.

5.          Allow to cook for 10 mins, stirring occasionally.




Ingredients:  ½ Broccoli

                     20g Butter

                     To Taste Salt & Black Pepper


1.          Cut broccoli into smaller pieces.

2.          Bring salted water to a boil and blanch broccoli for 4-5mins.

3.          Remove water. Season broccoli with salt and pepper, turn heat up to high.

4.          Add butter and mix well to coat broccoli well.


Midnight Snack:  Quick Stirfry Instant Noodles


Ingredients: 1 Pc Chicken Thigh 

                    3 Pcs Shitake Mushroom 

                    50g Broccoli 

                    1 Clove Garlic (Finely Minced) 

                    1 Tbsp Soy Sauce 

                    1 Tsp Sesame Oil 

                    1 Tbsp Shao Xing Wine 

                    50 ml Water 

                    ½ Tsp Pepper 

                    2 Tsp Sugar 



  1. Cut broccoli into small pieces.

  2. Slice mushrooms thinly. 

  3. Cut chicken thigh into small pieces.

  4. Heat up a big bowl of water in a pot over high heat. 

  5. Cook instant noodles for 2 mins. 

  6. Remove the noodles when half cooked, and set aside. 

  7. Dry the pot and place back on medium heat. 

  8. Add 1 tbsp of oil and saute the garlic.

  9. Once garlic is fragrant, add chicken thigh and broccoli. Stir fry for 5 minutes. 

  10. Add shiitake mushrooms, all seasonings and water. 

  11. Stir fry and allow sauce to reduce a little. 

  12. Turn down the heat to low, remove all ingredients and set aside. 

  13. Add instant noodles to the pot. Stir and allow the noodles to absorb sauce and fully cook. 

  14. Serve noodles with chicken, broccoli and mushrooms on top.

We hope these videos inspire you to explore the potential and diversity of cooking options, and find ways to reinvent or create dishes with your family.


Share your progress and meals with us at #braveheartSG on social media!

Interested to find out more or ask questions?

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Take some time to discuss as a family:


What is one thing you learnt this week?

What did you enjoy most?


What is one thing you realised or observed about yourself this week?

What did you realise about your family members?


Reinvention and adaptation in work, public or at home can be a scary experience. 

Are there some difficult changes happening right now?

How does that make you feel?

How can your family help or support you?

Thanks for your submission

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