Snake Bean Rice (长豆饭)

Snake Bean Rice

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

  1. Heat oil in non-stick pan, fry shallot and garlic until lightly brown. Remove shallot and garlic, reserve the oil in the pan.
  2. Use the same pan, saute long bean for 1-2 minutes then transfer to a plate and set aside.
  3. 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.
  4. Add in water, oyster sauce, salt and pepper. Stir well.
  5. 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.
  6. Stir in fried shallot and garlic, garnish with chopped coriander. Serve warm, ideally with a bowl of hot soup.

Comments :

3 comments to “Snake Bean Rice (长豆饭)”
Serena said...

oh, it's snake bean instead of loooong bean, haha...

I just totally translate it from chinese words...

yum yum...

Lydia said...

serena, we called it long bean in msia, but here ppl called it snake bean. :D

tigerfish said...

Oh, I never heard of snake bean rice before...!!! :O why the name "snake bean"?

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