Craved for this rice few days ago, perhaps I was sick... homesick! This is one of the 'regular' dishes that I grown up with. My mum used to cook it quite often as it was relatively cheap and easy to cook. I cooked mine with glutinous rice and added some Chinese sausage slices. After cooking all the ingredients in a pot, I continued to cook the rice in the microwave (using micro rice cooker) for 10 minutes. Life is so much easier with microwave!
Ingredients (4 servings):
2 cup of rice, washed and drained
200 g long bean (add more if desired)
100 g pork belly, dice and marinate with salt
2 chinese sausage, cut diagonally
3 dried shiitake mushroom, soaked and diced
2 tbsp dried shrimps, soaked and drained
2 bulb shallot, sliced thinly
2 cloves garlic, sliced thinly
1 tsp oyster sauce
1-2 tbsp cooking oil
2½ cups water
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
½ cup chopped coriander for garnish
- Heat oil in non-stick pan, fry shallot and garlic until lightly brown. Remove shallot and garlic, reserve the oil in the pan.
- Use the same pan, saute long bean for 1-2 minutes then transfer to a plate and set aside.
- Add mushroom, dried shrimp, pork and chinese sausage in the same pan. Stir fry until lightly brown, then stir in rice. Cook for further 1-2 minutes or until rice turned translucent.
- Add in water, oyster sauce, salt and pepper. Stir well.
- Transfer rice into rice cooker, mix in long bean and cook rice as if cooking plain rice. Once done, let rice stay in the rice cooker for further 10 minutes.
- Stir in fried shallot and garlic, garnish with chopped coriander. Serve warm, ideally with a bowl of hot soup.