Friday, March 8, 2013

Stir Fried Glutinous Rice (炒糯米饭)




When my mother was still passionate about cooking, she told me she made this not from the steaming method but  frying the raw glutinous rice from raw. She would had to keep adding water during the frying process but she said that now we can just steam the glutinous rice, which she thinks that the process is less tedious compared to the former. So far i have made this twice using the steaming method , i'm not sure how good this is as compared to the conventional frying method cos i have never tried frying the rice from raw but was quite happy how they turned out.  So is this less tedious? I dont know but i still have to sprinkle water during the steaming process to ensure the rice is soft. After steaming, we would then have to stir fry it in the wok together with the rest of the ingredients. Now frying glutinous rice is not as easy as frying rice..they are sticky and also heavy..giving your arms a good exercise but it's not going to take you frying for 1/2 hour or so, just probably 10-15 minutes, so your arms should be fine :)


Recipe
500gm glutinous rice, soaked overnight
50gm dried shrimps, soaked and cleaned
50gm shredded dried cuttlefish, cleaned
3 chinese sausages, sliced
8 chinese mushrooms, cut into cubes
1 bunch of spring onions, chopped
3-4 tbsps of garlic oil/cooking oil
1-2 egg omelette, as desired

Seasoning
1tbsp dark soya sauce
1tbsp oyster sauce
2tsp salt

Method
1. Clean and drain the soaked glutinous rice and let it steam for about 35-45 minutes. Sprinkle water into the steamed rice every 15mins and continue steaming. Fluff up the rice after 25 minutes and continue sprinkling water till the rice is soft. You can pinch some rice and try if it's soft enough, if not, just continue to steam. ( i hv used about 1.5cup of water to sprinkle the steamed rice in between ) 
2. Remove from steamer and set aside. In a wok, pour in the cooking oil or garlic oil if using, then put in the dried shrimps and dried cuttlefish and fry them till aromatic, add the chinese mushroom, chinese sausages and saute them for several minutes on medium fire. Now add in the steamed glutinous rice and seasoning and keep frying. You will probably need to fry them for about 10 mins, just keep stirring till they are well mixed with the seasoning . Taste and add more salt if necessary. . Toss in the chopped spring onions, mix them around. Remove from heat and sprinkle with omelette all over.

53 comments:

  1. Lena, I am craving for glutinous rice recently, still thinking whether can make it to cook or not lol. I always stir fry the glutinous rice for awhile then steam it, never try steam the rice 1st then fry, must give it a try!

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    1. after i read the comments below, i noticed that many of you also fry the rice and then steam..i would like to try that method too one day :)

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  2. The frying method sounds very tedious!!!! This dish is so fragrantly delicious.

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  3. Lena, I was thinking of this fried glutinous rice too and now your photos has stirred up my craving on this dish! yummy!

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  4. Stir fried glutinous rice
    No doubt fit for a queen
    It will surely be nice
    If can take the one on the screen

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    1. my eyes will be stunned
      if you can take one from the screeen
      just go and make one
      instead of staying lean :)))

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  5. I got to cook this very soon..... 糯米饭 is my all time favorite but I have never cook this fry version before. I am sure this look really delicious. Bookmarking it now!!

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    1. thanks and hope you will like it too

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  6. Lena, looks very ho chiak lor! But I think I leave the hard work for you lah. I can't imagine stirring the glutinous rice, so sticky.

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  7. There are a few recipes that I think I don't need to try as of now. One of them is 糯米饭. My PIL are selling 糯米饭, dumpling, and yam cake part time.

    Lena, your 糯米饭 looks so splendid.

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    1. wow..quickly go and learn from them and then share with me secretly yaa..hahaha

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  8. I love stir-fried glutinous rice! Always pester my mom to cook it, despite knowing it's high in calories, haha! Yours trigger my taste bud and I'm going to ask her to cook this one fine day :)

    But I didn't know the alternate way to cook it, is by frying the raw rice instead of steaming it.

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    1. the raw rice method is called 生炒糯米饭

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  9. Hi Lena, very nice Chu Bee P'ng. My mum's way is to fry everything then either steam or cook it in the rice cooker. Fry steamed glutinous rice with other ingredients is quite strenous to the arm, I agree fully cos' I've tried it before.

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    1. yea..now i know the other alternative method is frying first and then steam..from the comments that i read here :)

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  10. Hi Lena! I love glutinous rice... savoury or sweet! I have never tried the frying method... Usually I'll fry the rice with the ingredients and sauce before transferring it to a steamer. I have a recipe post on that in my blog. Check it out if you are interested.

    I'm keen to try your version and compare the two... Thanks for sharing!

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    1. oh thanks for letting me know. Yea, i will chk it out later :)

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  11. Mmm...this dish looks so yummy! This is lor mai farn, right? I always thought that you need to only steam everything and didn't know you have to fry it later on :P

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    1. if just steam everything, i think that one is lo mai kai..hehe

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  12. There is a "trend" now in making this gultinous rice...me, Wendy and you, heehee. I should try steaming the rice next time...I usually just stir fry it and cover to cook straight away. Anyway, it's a cycle, I feel like making it gain after seeing Wendy & yours!! Lol!

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    1. yes, it's like a contagious disease..passed from one to another..LOL!

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  13. O.kay this is really making me hungry ! I won't mind using some elbow grease to make this mouthwatering dish. Looks sooooo YUMMY!

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  14. That dish looks so yumm! Never stir fried glutinous rice before...

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    1. not that difficult..boleh cuba :)

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  15. This frying method is new to me too, always good to learn something new from you all :)

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  16. Lena, your glutinous rice look so inviting and mouth watering. One of my weaknesses is pulut. Oh my, I think I will tambah 2 bowls penuh penuh. Then after that, head for a nap.. oh just perfect!

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  17. Hi Lena,
    I just love this pulut! I could eat a big plate and still ask for more! Hahaha! Forget about the diet when a plate of this delicious pulut is offered to me! And more mushroom, more dried prawns, more spring onions..... :)

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    1. at least you are not as greedy as what's baking! hahaha...if she reads this, sure she hantam me ! LOL!

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  18. Hi Lena, I have heard of the pure frying method, the fry then steam method but this is the first time i am hearing the steam then fry method. I am guessing it's more fragrant and lighter perhaps. Yours look good!

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    1. thank you..i think the pure frying method is just as good..supposed to be good i think!

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  19. o this is killing me, Lena. I have been trying hard, really hard to cut down the consumption of carb....now I need a huge portion of glutinous rice stir-fry!

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    1. hi angie, i think you are doing fine with your cuts on carb..look at all the delicious salad, i wish i can eat like you!

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  20. Lena , one of my fave rice dish ! That savoury rice looks very tempting :D Will try it your recipe sometime , I think I'll just use the rice cooker :P I know , I know my arms need some exercise lol

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    1. your arms shouldnt be any problem, you are used to kneading bread! LOL!

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  21. Sounds delicious Lena and I bet the aroma is wonderful as it cooks. I loved recipes that are passed down and bring memories of loved ones. It's funny how one whiff or taste can transport you back in time!

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  22. Oh that looks DELICIOUS! Just what I would like to have.. I'm so lazy, usually I just do everything in the rice cooker.. but stir frying gives it that wok hei and added flavour!

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  23. eileen, hundred eighty degreesMarch 10, 2013 at 10:20 PM

    This is the first time I heard of frying steamed glutinous rice. I can imagine how tedious It's to fry this sticky rice.. looks delicious.: )

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  24. Hi Lena,

    Your stir-fried glutinous rice looks wonderful. Glutinous rice with dried shrimps is one of my childhood favorites. I can't remember if my grandma stir-fried hers before or after cooking the rice and mine is always piled with generous amount of fried shallots.

    Zoe

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  25. Hi Lena, I login my blog this morning & saw so many messages from you, thank you thank you! I like this with extra dried shrimp, can?

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  26. This is so interesting! Never thought of steaming then frying the glutinous rice. Learned something new today. Will try this method sometime.

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  27. Ahh, what I would do for a bowl of your delicious glutinous rice~ I am not so partial towards rice but glutinous rice I can eat a lot! :D

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  28. Oh this sounds so good! Send a bowl over to me please!

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  29. Hi Lena, stir fry glutinous rice... first time I see this. I think I will just dump everything in the steamer or rice cook. LOL
    Or you just send me some when you next cook this. :)

    Have a nice week ahead,regards.

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  30. I love glutinous rice but can't take much. Tend to get heartburn after a meal of glutinous rice.

    The hubster however loves it. Will make this as this is certainly less oily than the ones we eat at te restaurants!

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  31. I know how was your mother feel because i did try frying glutinious rice raw from scratch the other day, that was very tedious, keep adding water and have to keep stirring, very tired man, LOL..It was a Hong Kong style of "Shun Chow Lo Mai Fun" , if got time, i will post this recipe..

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