Bergy Dim Sum #9, SteamedRice Bundles with Chicken and mushrooms
photo by Lucky13
- Ready In:
- 1hr 45mins
- 1 lb medium grain rice
- 4 cups water
- 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
- 3 teaspoons sesame oil
- 6 dried Chinese mushrooms, soaked in hot water for 30 min,reserve 1 1/2 cup of the soaking water
- 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, diced finely
- 8 ounces pork, minced
- 1 clove garlic, crushed
- 1⁄2 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 1⁄2 cups water (saved from soaking the dry mushrooms)
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- lotus leaves or aluminum foil
- string (for tying the bundles)
- Put rice ia a saucepan cover with the 4 cups of water, add light soy sauceand 1 teasp of sesame oil.
- Bring to boil quickly, then turn heat to low cover and cook for 15 minutes.
- While the rice cooks soak the mushrooms in very hot water for 30 minutes (remember to save 1 1/2 cups of the soaking water).
- Cut off the mushroom stems and discard, slice the caps and put them in a saucepan with 3/4 cup of the soaking water, the dark soysauce and 2 teasp sesame oil.
- Add chicken and pork to the saucepan along with the garlic, ginger and salt.
- Add up to 1/2 cup of the mushroom water and mix the ingredients.
- Cover and simmer 5 minutes.
- Thicken gravy with the cornstarch (mix cornstarch with a little cold water or mushroom water before adding to the saucepan).
- Cook until gravy has thickened.
- Let the mixture cool and then gently mix with the cooked rice.
- Take 3/4 cup portions and place on the wrap of your choice.
- Wrap very securely and tie with string to ensure the bundle will not leak (if using tinfoil you do not need string but wrap and double fold all seams).
- Steam for 25 minutes.
- Serve warm, cold or reheated.
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These are......well they're.........hm, whats the word? AWESOME!!! If I had any less self control I would have eaten them ALL at once. I could eat these for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I do not see a time when I will not want to eat these. Now I just need to find a place to get bamboo leaves! THANK YOU FOR THIS RECIPE!!!!! UPDATE: I made these with a Japanese twist. I did not mix the chicken/mushroom mixture into the flavored cooked rice, instead I "stuffed" the bundles. I sealed the cooled chicken/mushroom mixture in the rice, sort of like a dumpling. This variation was really good too, with a Japanese flair! No matter what way I make them, no one can get enough! Thanks again Bergy, I love you (and your recipes)!
Bergy, Thank you for posting this, This is definitely a Five Star recipe. I made it last night and the taste was "MARVELOUS". My boyfriend Marvin loved this so much, he took the rest of the leftovers home with him. I will have to fix this again real soon and I won't tell my boyfriend Marvin, so at least I can have some leftover. Thanks again. Melody
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