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Rice Wrapped in Lotus Leaf Recipe

(Com Hoang Bao)

Ingredients : Serves 2-4

1 tablespoon

200 g

100 g

4

100 g

50 g

200 g

1/2 teaspoon

1/4 teaspoon

1/4 teaspoon

1/4 teaspoon

1

Cooking oil

Shrimps, cooked, peeled and diced

Carrots, diced and boiled until soft

Dried Chinese mushrooms, soaked to soften then drained and diced

Ham, diced

Dried lotus seed, bitter embryos removed and boiled until soft

Rice, washed and cooked

Salt

Ground white pepper

Sugar

Chicken seasoning powder

Lotus leaf

Method :
  • Heat oil in a wok and stir fry shrimps, carrots, mushrooms, ham and lotus seeds for 5 minutes.

  • Add cooked rice and stir fry for another 10 minutes.

  • Mix in salt, pepper, sugar and chicken seasoning powder.

  • Scoop rice into a bowl and turn rice over onto lotus leaf. Bring 2 opposite edges of lotus leaf up to enclose rice, then tuck the other 2 edges underneath parcel.

  • Place in a steamer to cook for 10 minutes.

  • Carefully transfer lotus leaf parcel onto a plate and cut open to reveal rice. Serve hot.

Tips

Since the lotus seeds have already been cooked by boiling, you can choose to display them on top of the rice just before serving as shown here, instead of adding them in when frying the rice.

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