Sunday, May 24, 2015

Yam rice with pork belly, chinese black mushrooms, dried scallops and dried shrimps :)

I'm glad to say that my first attempt at yam rice was a yammy-licious success! :)

  •  Half a purple yam, peeled and cubed *1 whole purple yam, 450g
  •  5 garlic cloves, chopped
  •  5 shallots, sliced
  •  1 dried scallop (conpoy) *8 large dried scallops
  •  100g dried shrimp *150g small dried shrimp
  •  4 dried mushrooms *8 dried mushrooms, sliced
  •  1 Chinese sausage, skin removed, sliced *not used
  •  300g pork belly, sliced *200g lean pork
  •  1 tsp salt
  •  2 tsp sugar *1.5 tsp sugar
  •  1 tsp dark soya sauce *2 tsp dark soya sauce
  •  1 tsp light soya sauce *0.5 tsp concentrated chicken broth
  •  5 rice cups of rice
  •  6 rice cups of water *1 extra cup of mushroom reserve water, 20ml of scallop reserve water
  •  5 tbsp of cooking oil *1 tbsp of sesame oil

  • 1. Wash the rice and set aside.
  • 2. Soak the dried mushrooms in hot water until soft. Rinse and slice.
  • 3. Rinse the dried scallop, then soak in a little hot water.
  • 4. Shred the scallop.
  • 5. Rinse the dried shrimp and soak in water.
  • 6. Heat two tablespoonfuls of oil and fry the yam until lightly browned. Set aside.
  • 7. Heat one tablespoonful of oil and 0.5 tbsp of sesame oil and fry the sliced pork belly till brown. Set aside. *Pour reserve oil into prewashed rice.
  • 8. Heat two tablespoonfuls of oil and 0.5 tbsp of sesame oil, fry the garlic and shallots until golden brown, then add the scallop, dried shrimp and mushrooms.
  • 9. Add in the washed rice, fried yam and pork.
  • 10. Add in one teaspoonful of salt and 1.5 teaspoonfuls of sugar. Add in one teaspoonful of light soya sauce, two teaspoonful of dark soya sauce, 0.5 tsp of concentrated chicken broth
  • 11. Remove the mixture from the wok and transfer into the rice cooker.
  • 12. Add six cups of water + 1 cup of mushroom reserve water and 20ml of scallop reserve water. Use the rice cooker to cook the rice until done.
  • 13. Serve with chopped coriander and dried shallots .(optional)

  • All my adaptations of the recipe have been indicated with an asterix * next to the ingredients list. We love our rice with a chockful of ingredients :) Dad loves sesame oil so he suggested the addition of sesame oil. I didn't want to just add it into the rice. So I've incorporated it into the frying of the ingredients. Just a little sesame oil does bring up the fragrance of the rice!

  • Cook happy. And eat well. From my kitchen to yours! <3 br="">

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