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Vegetarian Sticky Rice
short-grained rice -- often called sweet or sticky rice -- has a
delectably chewy texture, and can be found in any Asian market.
The traditional Chinese version of this flavorful rice dish uses
either soy-sauce marinated pork or chicken, or Chinese sausage. I've left
out the meat and increased the veggie content. The total
cooking time is fairly long, but you can leave the stove
unattended for most of that time.
cups sweet rice
2 large cloves garlic, minced
2 large carrots, minced
8 shiitake mushrooms, rehydrated + diced
2/3 cup frozen peas, cooked
2-3 stalks scallions
2 tbsp. soy sauce
2 tsp. sugar
1/2 cup water or stock*
1/2 tsp salt
using stock, you may want to eliminate
the salt, and cut back on the soy sauce.
1½ hour, + soaking time
and soak the sweet rice in 2 inches of water for at least 3 hours, up to
a wok, heat 1 tbsp. cooking oil. Stir-fry the garlic for a minute or
Add the minced carrots and diced mushrooms, and stir-fry until the
carrots have begun to soften, about three minutes or so.
Add the cooked peas and the rice. Stir well to coat.
the water/stock, soy sauce, sugar, salt, and scallions. Continue
cooking, stirring frequently, for about 5 minutes or so, until the rice
has begun to turn translucent on the edges.
the rice mixture to a large bowl and steam for approximately one hour.
(Hint: the easiest way to do this is to clean out your wok, insert a
steamer rack in the center, place the bowl on the rack. Add 1"
water to the wok and bring the water to a boil. Cover and cook, reducing
heat to medium-low. If you lack a steamer rack, you can place two wooden
chopsticks in a cross on the bottom of the wok).
garnished with scallions if desired.
with carrots and onions
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