Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Savoury Gluntinous Rice (糯米饭)

Actually I cooked this last week to entice my brother in law to take solid food.  He wasn't eating for two days after getting out of ICU.

It was also an easy meal for me to prepare for my family as going to hospital on a daily basis left me with little time to prepare full meal.  

So far, this recipe never failed me and was happy that at least brother in law ate some.   Hope he can be discharge soon.

What you need

600g glutinous rice
100g dried mushroom (soak with water)
100g dried shrimps (wash and drain)
250g pork belly/lean pork
50g chinese sausages (optional) (slice thinnly)
100g shallots (small onions)
350ml water
1 tsp salt or to taste


2 tbsp oyster sauce
2 tsp sugar
1 tbsp light Soya sauce
2 tsp dark Soya sauce
1 tsp pepper
½ tbsp sesame oil


Wash the glutinous rice and soak in water for about 1 hour. Drained.

Soak mushroom till soften and slice

Slice pork and shallots thinly

Use half of the seasonings to season the mushroom and the other half for the pork.

Fry the sliced shallots and set a side and do the same with the dried shrimps.

Fry the mushroom well then add the pork and fry for about 5 minutes

Add the glutinous rice and then the mushrooms and pork.

Put in half the amount of fried shallots, dried shrimps, pork and salt.

Fry for a few minutes.

When it is well mixed, add in the water and turned off the flame. Stir well.

Put into a big pan and steam for 40 minutes or until done.

You may sprinkle some water on it if you find the glutinous rice is still hard or uncooked.

Garnish with cilanto and fried shallots and serve hot.



  1. So sweet of you to cook this dish of love.

  2. Thanks Edith for sharing this recipe. I have never cooked glutinous rice and would like to try your recipe. How many servings is this recipe? Thanks and hope your brother in law is recuperating well.

  3. how are you recovering Edith? you seem to get more and more gung ho with your food! i'm loving this absolutely gorgeous rice! the colour combination is amazing! if you do catering, am sure you are making big business

  4. Hi Edith, this is my favourite. Wishing your BIL a speedy recovery.


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