Friday, June 12, 2009

Want Some Loh Mai Kai...?



Loh Mai Kai is a Cantonese phrase for steamed glutinous rice with chicken. It can be taken anytime of the day as snacks, breakfast, lunch or dinner. There are many ways of making this delicious snack and I make it two days ago by steaming it in a pressure cooker which results in a softer texture of the glutinous rice as well as rich in flavor.

Here is the recipe to share..........


(A)500g white glutinous rice, soaked overnight

(B)100g chicken meat, cubed

5 nos dried chinese mushroom, soaked and cut into four

(C)2 nos chinese sausages, sliced thinly


Seasoning for glutinous rice(A):


1 tbsp oyster sauce

1 tbsp light soya sauce

1 tsp dark soya sauce

2 tbsp sesame oil

2 tbsp shallot oil

1 tsp sugar

1/2 tsp pepper


Seasoning for ingredients (B)

1 tbsp oyster sauce

1 tbsp light soya sauce

1/4 tsp dark soya sauce

1/2 tbsp ginger juice

1/2 tbsp sesame oil

3/4 tsp sugar

1/2 tsp pepper

1 tsp cornflour


Method:


Drain glutinous rice and steamed over rapidly boiling water for 15 minutes. Remove rice from steamer and stir in seasoning A into rice while still hot. Mix well as seen below....



Marinate chicken meat and mushroom with seasoning B for 10 mins. Then place a few pieces of marinated chicken, 2 pieces of mushroom and 3 slices of Chinese sausages on the base of a small stainless steel bowl.


Next top up with seasoned rice. Level up the rice til it cover the bowl by pressing lightly with a spoon or palm.



Steamed over high heat for 20 to 25 mins and if using pressure cooker like I do you can steamed for only 10 to 15 mins. When ready to eat, ease the rice out of bowl.

20 comments:

BeautifuL Life said...

yyyuuuummmyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! when can i try??

Little Corner of Mine said...

Looks good. Didn't know can use pressure cooker to steam this as well.

olive oly said...

wah, start cooking tasty food again, love to try it...

EastCoastLife said...

I don't take too much glutinous rice because it's harder to digest. :P

They look yummy!

Jean said...

Wow...it's delicious, thanks for the recipe..cheers

Sweet Jasmine said...

Beautiful life- You can have it anytime you want:)

Sweet Jasmine said...

Little Corner of Mine- Pressure cooker saves time and energy.

Sweet Jasmine said...

olive oly - yeah, start cooking to pass my time after a period of boredom.

Sweet Jasmine said...

Eastcoastlife- I too could not digest this well and these r for my boys. Guess ageing has weaken our stomach.

Sweet Jasmine said...

Jean - Thanks for being here. Just hop over to yr place and saw many nice food and will be linking you.

BeautifuL Life said...

I will let you know 1 week ahead before I come knocking on your door...hahhah cant wait

Kess And Her Mama said...

I am salivating. It looks yummy.

foodbin said...

wow! so much ingredients-very authentic too.

ck lam said...

Homemade Loh Mai Kai is so special, just look at the ingredients...
already covered most of the rice.

Sweet Jasmine said...

Beautiful life - Aiyoh, no need to inform me one week a head..a day will do.

Sweet Jasmine said...

Kess & mama - yeah, salivating..that is what human work so hard for...good food.

Sweet Jasmine said...

foodbin- Thanks for being here. Will not get the best ingredients from bought ones.

Sweet Jasmine said...

ck lam - Homemade ones is always the best. The ones for sale will have too much sugar and MSg.

Johnny Ong said...

if i stay nearby yr house, guarantee i'll be at yr front gate waiting for this delicious meal

JY Shops said...

WAH...i LOVE lor mai gai....!!!

my favorite!!