Steamed Glutinous Rice In Lotus Leaf

Steamed Glutinous Rice In Lotus Leaf

2 1/2 Cups (600 grams) Glutinous Rice, soaked 2 to 3 hours, drained
8 Dried Shitake Mushrooms, soaked and stem removed, halved or quartered
1 1/2 Tbsp Peanut Oil
2 Lap Cheong, diced
3 Tbsp Dried Shrimps, soaked for 10 minutes, roughly pounded
4 Shallots, sliced
2 Garlic, chopped
3/4 Cup Frozen Roasted Chestnuts, thawed, optional
1 Tbsp Oyster Sauce
1 1/2 Tbsp Light Soy Sauce
2 tsp Dark Soy Sauce
2 tsp Sugar
1/4 Cup Water

500 grams Chicken Breast or Thighs, boneless and skinless, cut into bite size
2 tsp Oyster Sauce
1 Tbsp Light Soy Sauce
1 Tbsp Dark Soy Sauce
1 Tbsp Shaoxing Wine
1 tsp Sesame Oil
1/2 tsp 5 spice powder
A few dashes of White Pepper

5 to 6 Pieces of Dried Lotus Leaves, cut  each piece into half, remove and rough edges
~soaked in boiling water for about an hour. Rinsed well and dry with paper towel.

Marinate the chicken for about 3 to 4 hours or overnight in the fridge.

When ready to cook, steam the glutinous rice on high heat for about 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat the  oil over medium heat and fry shallots until golden in color. Then mix in the garlic and dried shrimps and stir-fry until fragrant. Turn the heat on high and  mix in the lap cheong, mushrooms, chestnut and stir well. Then add the marinated chicken and cook for about 3 to 4 minutes. Then mix in the sauce and let it simmer for about 2 to 3 minutes or until the sauce has thicken. Remove from the heat and set aside.

When the rice is cooked, remove and set aside.

To wrap the rice: Place a piece of lotus leaf on a flat surface, scoop some steamed rice and spread it slightly. Spoon some of the chicken meat filling on top of the rice. Then scoop some steamed rice and place it on top of the meat filling. Wrap the rice tightly and place it in a steamer. Continue the process with the remainder rice and chicken.

Transfer the wrapped rice into a large steamer and steam on high heat for about 40 minutes. Serve with some chopped scallion and chill sauce.

Makes 10 to 12 Packets of Steamed Glutinous Rice


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