Sunday, June 14, 2020

No-wrap Healthy Glutinous Rice Dumpling

I belanja you No-wrap Glutinous Rice Dumpling this dragon boat festival! I have no skills to wrap it to be honest but we want a healthier homemade version so I improvise to create this No-wrap version using lean meat. All cooked within 45mins. Are glutinous rice dumplings too high in calories? Not entirely, refer this article how to enjoy it the healthy way.
Ingredients

For the rice:

320ml or 2 rice cups glutinous rice / sweet rice / sticky rice 
540ml water
6 shitake mushrooms 
160ml or 1 rice cup mung beans
6 chestnuts deshelled or 18 lotus seeds


Filling:

10 cloves garlic - finely minced
25 gr dried shrimp - soaked and drained off water
800 gr pork or boneless skinless chicken thighs - dice into small pieces
6 salted egg yolks - cut into 12 small pieces, optional
2 Tbsp cooking oil
1 Tbsp soy sauce
2 Tbsp oyster sauce
1/4 tsp white pepper powder

Marinade for meat:

1 Tbsp oyster sauce
1 Tbsp soy sauce
1/4 tsp white pepper powder

Others

12 bamboo leaves
Method


The night before:
Marinade the meat.
Soak bamboo leaves in water.
Weigh it down with a heavy bowl or pan so the leaves won't float. 
Discard the water the next day and rinse them clean.
Soak rice, mung beans, chestnuts and Shitake mushroom in water. Keep refrigerated until use.

Cook the filling:

Stir fry garlic for about 10 seconds and dried shrimp until fragrant. 

Add meat to caramelize.

Add mushrooms.

Add rice.

Add mung beans.

Season.

Use the soaking water for the rice (top up to 360ml if necessary), simmer until glutinous rice absorbs the liquid. That way we get all the umami taste of the mushrooms yum yum!

Line a small stainless steel bowl with bamboo leaves, overlapping to cover the base and the side. 

Add the fried ingredients.

Slot in salted egg yolk if used.

Gently pack it down with the back of the spoon.

Pour 2 cups of water into the pressure cooker.

Place the trivet in.

Arrange the bowls on the trivet.

Boil at high heat until the pressure cooker starts whistling then turn to medium heat and cook for 30mins.

Wait 30 minutes for it to cool down and then serve.

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