Lotus Leaf Rice

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Recipe by Brian Holley

This Chinese rice dish calls for the use of a Lotus leaf. I can't find any either, I use a banana leaf, well part of one anyway. We have banana plants in the garden. The leaves are very large and get damaged easily so I just go and cut a piece off. Easy to cook this recipe was given to me years ago and has become a staple in our menus.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash and steam the rice in a little water for ten minutes.
  2. Fry the chicken, mushrooms and egg yolk.
  3. Season with soy, salt and sugar.
  4. Stir the fried ingredients into rice and take off the heat.
  5. Wrap the mixture in a lotus leaf (banana leaf in my case) and tie with string.
  6. Steam over boiling water for 30 minutes Serve hot.

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