All happiness depends upon a leisurely breakfast
~ John Gunther .
We had sticky rice for dinner today. Both Arkensen and Nanzaro said that they love this a lot because it’s tasty. I think that it not only tastes good, it looks good too.
The main ingredients for this dish are glutinous rice, Chinese sausage, shitake mushrooms, dried shrimp, shallots and garlic. Suanne got this recipe originally from her younger sister. Here are the before and after preparation shots of the ingredients:
For serving of 4:
- 4 Chinese sausages, diced
- 4 dried shiitake mushrooms, reconstituted, diced
- a small handful of dried shrimps, soaked and chopped
- 2 shallots, finely chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
- 1 teaspoon dark soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon light soy sauce
The above ingredients are just an estimates. You can always adjust the amount to your own preference.
Suanne starts off by frying all the ingredients until they are fragrant for about 5 minutes or so. You will know that it’s ready for the next step when you can, well, smell the fragrance of the ingredients.
The (uncooked) glutinous rice and the seasonings are then added in to the ingredients. Before this, the glutinous rice need to be soaked overnight. The seasonings consists of oyster sauce, light and dark soy. Suanne fries the rice together until the rice are well coated.
The glutinous rice are then transfered into a steamer. The steaming process will take about 40 minutes. Every 10 minutes, you stir the rice and add a few tablespoon of water. This is done so that you don’t get the sticky rice that is too soggy at the bottom and too dry at the top.
????? Suanne (Self)