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Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Savoury Glutinous Rice

This recipe was featured in the food section of one of our local newspapers and The Lovely Wife wanted to try it. The recipe is from Amy Beh - one of Malaysia's well known cooks and author of many cookbooks.

The Lovely Wife made two versions of this - one with Chicken and one with Pork. It turned out really well indeed and tasted a little like the Fried Rice in Lotus Leaf that is served at Chinese Restaurants - especially during Weddings. It also tasted very much like Loh Ma Kai! That's why I photographed it just like how Loh Ma Kai is served.

This is the recipe as per Amy Beh.

400g glutinous rice, soaked overnight and drained dry
2 tbsp oil
2 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp chopped shallots
1 tbsp chopped garlic
2 tbsp dried prawns, soaked and chopped
150g pork belly, diced
3 dried Chinese mushrooms, soaked and shredded

2 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tsp light soy sauce
Salt to taste
1 tbsp sugar
1½ tbsp thick soy sauce
½ tsp pepper
80-90ml water

Some fried shallot crisps

Wash and drain glutinous rice, then steam for 35-40 minutes.
Heat oil and sesame oil in a wok. Fry shallots, garlic and dried prawns until fragrant. Add pork belly and mushrooms and fry well.
Add the steamed glutinous rice and seasoning to mix. Toss and fry until the rice is dry. Dish out and serve with a sprinkling of shallot crisps.

The Lovely Wife's parents came over when we served this and no one could believe that it was home made. I wouldn't have either if I hadn't had seen her make it herself - it was that good!

This is now a favourite of The Lovely Wife's to make and of course a favourite of ours to all enjoy!


Ivy said...

I've never heard of glutinous rice before but with the rest of the ingredients it sure made a lovely dish.

Thistlemoon said...

Yummy Dharm! That really looks delicious!

Chefspiration said...

Ohh it looks so good...I'm hungry now!

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

It sounds amazing Dharm. It sounds like The Lovely Wife needs to do a guest post on Dad, Baker - Chef:D

The Malaysian Explorer said...

ummm the loh ma kai looks yummy....

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Anonymous said...

Nothing like a bit of sticky oily rice to make one salivate!

Laura said...

Yum this looks wonderful! Is white Thai sticky rice the same (or close enough) to glutinous rice?

Dharm said...

Thai sticky rice would be pretty close but not quite the same as glutinous rice. But yeah, I'm sure it would work if you can't get glutinous rice!!


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