Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Steam Sticky Rice(Loh Mai Fan)

Recently I bought a 10 pound bag of glutinous rice from Asian market.Actually I plan to make some Malaysia local kuih like seri muka and other local kuih but due to my laziness,I changed my plan to make some easy and simple "Loh Mai Fan" since I already soaked the rice.Well, usually I like to add extra more ingredients into "loh mai fan" but I ran out of dried oyster,Chinese sausage and dried scallop,but unfortunately this "loh mai fan" is nothing special at all. A simple and editable "loh mai fan" is not bad at all.I really enjoy this food since I miss this kind of dim sum food while living in non-authentic Chinese food area.Beggar can't be choosy ,right?


1 pound glutinous rice,soaked overnight
15 ears shitake mushroom,soaked till soft and removed the stump
2 large pieces boneless chicken breast,about 2 pound,sliced
4-6 kani(crab stick)
5 cloves garlic,peeled and chopped
1 tbsp 5 spices powder(5 heong fan)
2 tbsp thick soy sauce(caramel soy sauce)
2 tbsp chicken bouillon powder
3 tbsp soy sauce or to taste
2 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp ground pepper powder
1 cup water
3 tbsp oil
1:Heat large skillet or wok at medium high heat with oil and garlic.Fry garlic for 30 seconds before add in chicken and mushroom.
2:Keep stirring chicken and mushroom for 1 minute before add in rice and all seasoning except crab stick.Mix all ingredients well .Check the seasoning before remove from heat.
3:Prepare steamer with water at high heat.Prepare 4 medium small rice bowl(prefer stainless or ceramic).Place crab stick on the bottom of the bowl before scoop rice mixture into the bowl to the top,press lightly to ensure all the mixture hold together.Repeat the same procedure until the rice mixture finish.
4:When water in steamer rolling boil,place the prepare rice mixture in bowl into the steamer and steam for 45 minutes or longer until cook.If the rice mixture is too dry add some water or chicken stock into it.
5:Remove "loh mai fan" from steamer and serve warm with chili sauce.


Tamara Marnell said...

This looks yummy! But the only bowls I have are plastic, and that doesn't seem safe for the steamer--should they be ceramic? Metallic?

ann low said...

Looks so good! This is one of my favourites.

pigpigscorner said...

I just want to dig in! Happy CNY!

petite nyonya said...

i LURVE LURVE LURVE loh mai fan! looks so yummy!

mycookinghut said...

This is yummy!! My all time fav!! Gong xi fa cai!

tigerfish said...

I like this! But I seldom have a chance to eat it cos (1) hard to find good store-bought ones (2) I never prepare them at home.

noobcook said...

I love loh mai fan, your version looks good even though you don't have all the ingredients :)

My Asian Kitchen said...

thanks for dropping by:)
well you can use plastic bowl if you want but I afraid some low quality plastic bowl will melt or discolor while steaming at high heat.It's also not healthy to use plastic bowl for hot hot food..

Anncoo,PPC,petite nyonya,mycookinghut and noobcook:
thank you for your kind words:)Happy New Year to you all too!!

hahaha!! you are funny!

Jo said...

Oh my, 10lbs of glutinous rice! But heh what a great recipe to make use of it. I love this and would make it once in a while for our weekend brunch.

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