Sizzling Rice Soup
photo by Sandi From CA
- Ready In:
- 4 large dried black mushrooms, stems removed
- 1 medium boneless skinless chicken breast (about 6 ounces)
- 1 1⁄4 inches fresh ginger, peeled
- 1⁄4 cup barbecued pork or 1/4 cup cooked ham
- 4 ounces shrimp
- 1⁄4 cup canned bamboo shoot
- 1⁄4 cup canned water chestnut
- 5 cups chicken stock or 5 cups chicken broth
- 1 cup reserved mushroom liquid
- 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons rice wine or 1 1/2 teaspoons dry sherry
- salt and pepper
- 3 -5 drops sesame oil
- crispy rice (see directions for recipe)
- vegetable oil, for deep-frying
- Soak mushrooms in hot water for about 20 minutes.
- Strain the liquid and reserve 1 cup for the soup.
- Cut mushrooms into quarters.
- Cut the water chestnuts and bamboo shoots into thin slices.
- Bring a pot of water to boil.
- Add the chicken and ginger and briefly blanch the chicken, just until it changes color.
- Drain and cut the chicken into thin slices.
- Bring the chicken stock or broth and the reserved mushroom liquid to a boil.
- Add the chicken and pork, shrimp and the vegetables.
- Let simmer for a few minutes, then add the soy sauce, sherry, and the salt and pepper.
- Drizzle with the sesame oil.
- Bring back to a boil and then let simmer for a few more minutes.
- Place the soup in a large serving bowl and keep warm.
- Heat wok and add oil for deep-frying.
- When oil is ready, add the Crispy Rice.
- Deep-fry until it puffs and turns brown, then drain on paper towels.
- Add the rice to the soup at the table, so that guests can hear the rice make popping sounds when added to the broth.
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The flavor here was just perfect even though I made a couple of small changes. I didn't have black mushrooms, so I used canned shitakes... bad idea; too chewy. I also left out the pork and shrimp - didn't have it -- and added peas. I used the sherry as opposed to the rice wine and saved myself some time by buying already prepared sizzling rice at a huge Asian store nearby. All I had to do was fry it and go. Thanks for a great keeper!
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