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Chicken Long Rice Recipe - Polynesian Cultural Center Ali'i Luau


Chicken Long Rice, sometimes called thread or bean noodles, are boiled and served hot with pieces of chicken. You may also want to try this over a little white rice, with soy sauce. They are a favorite at many Hawaiian luaus.

This recipe is courtesy of the Polynesian Cultural Center on Oahu. Chicken Long Rice is served at their Ali'i Luau.

For more information on the Polynesian Cultural Luau Center Ali'i Luau visit their website.

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Yield: 4 servings


  • Chicken thighs, 2 lbs
  • Round Onions, 1 each
  • Long Rice (bean thread), 1 pkg
  • Chicken Base, 2 tbsp
  • Ginger, crushed, 2 tbsp
  • Garlic Powder, 1 tsp
  • Ground Ginger, 1 tsp
  • Water, to cover chicken


In a pot, parboil chicken until soft; save broth for later use; run chicken under cold water and shred into large container. In another large container or mixing bowl, soak long rice in hot water until soft; drain water and cut long rice (with a scissors). Add water, chicken base, ginger, onions and seasonings to shredded chicken; Bring to a boil. Add Long rice and simmer until soft.

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