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Chinese Sticky Rice With Pork Belly

A simple recipe for sticky rice with pork belly, a classic Chinese dish using basic ingredients and no need for traditional leaf wrapping.

Chinese sticky rice with pork belly
Chinese sticky rice with pork belly

About This Chinese Sticky Rice Recipe

Sticky rice dishes are a traditional and beloved staple in Chinese cuisine, often associated with festivals and special occasions. The traditional method of preparation involves wrapping the rice in bamboo leaves and tying it with plant stems. The process can be time-consuming and require a fair amount of prep work.

In this recipe, I skip the bamboo leaf wrappings and focus on the mouth-watering filling. It offers a quick and easy alternative, without sacrificing any of the savory flavors that make sticky rice dishes so delicious.

Shiitake mushrooms add a smoky, earthy flavor to the dish, while the pork belly’s fat infuses the sticky rice with a sweet onion flavor from the fried shallots.

The addition of roasted peanuts provides a crunchy texture and a sweet, toasted flavor in every bite.

This recipe is a satisfying meal made with an array of tasty ingredients, yet requires minimal effort. And the best part is, I can freeze the leftovers, perfect for meal prep, and heat them up in the microwave whenever I want, saving me time in the kitchen.

sticky rice dish ingredients
sticky rice dish ingredients

Ingredients for sticky rice with pork belly:

  • Rice: For this recipe, it is recommended to use short-grain sticky rice. Soaking the sticky rice overnight can help to reduce the cooking time.
  • Shiitake mushroom: You have the option to use either whole shiitake mushrooms, cut into small pieces, or pre-shredded shiitake mushrooms, both will work well in the recipe.
  • Fried shallots: Ready-made fried shallots can be found in Asian grocery stores.
  • This recipe can be prepared in bulk and divided into small portions for freezing.
Chinese sticky rice dish ingredients
Ingredients for Chinese sticky rice

How do you make this sticky rice and pork recipe?

  1. Frying the peanuts in a pan until golden.
  2. Frying pork belly and cook it with other ingredients then add in the sticky rice.
  3. Transfer the mixture to a rice cooker and cook until the rice is ready.
  4. Stir in the fried peanuts and serve as a main dish.
Chinese Sticky Rice
Chinese Sticky Rice
Chinese sticky rice with pork belly
Chinese sticky rice with pork belly

FAQs:

Can I use other types of rice for this recipe?

This recipe is specifically developed for sticky rice, also called glutinous rice, which is different from other types of rice and will not have the same texture or consistency when used in this recipe.

Can I use fresh shiitake mushrooms or other mushrooms instead of dried ones?

Dried shiitake mushrooms bring a distinct smoky, earthy flavor to this dish and are a key ingredient in the recipe. It is not recommended to replace them with fresh mushrooms as it may affect the overall taste and flavor of the dish.

sticky rice with pork belly
sticky rice with pork belly
sticky rice with pork belly
sticky rice with pork belly

Other Chinese rice recipes to try:

Salmon fried rice

Bok Choy Rice

sticky rice with pork belly
sticky rice with pork belly

So, if you’re looking for a delicious and easy-to-make sticky rice dish, give this recipe a try and experience the traditional taste of Chinese sticky rice without the hassle of traditional leaf wrapping.

sticky rice with pork belly

Chinese Sticky Rice

A simple recipe for sticky rice with pork belly, a classic Chinese dish using basic ingredients and no need for traditional leaf wrapping.
Author: Lei
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: asian
Diet: Gluten Free, Low Calorie
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Servings 2

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup Shiitake mushroom (soak in the warm water)
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 cup peanuts
  • 1 cup pork belly (cut into 1 cm thick pieces)
  • 1/3 cup fried shallots
  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 1/2 cup short grain sticky rice (soak in the water overnight)

Instructions

  • Add the peanuts and the oil to the non-stick pan and cook over medium heat, stirring, until golden, about 5 minutes. Set the peanuts aside.
  • Add the pork belly to the pan and cook with the remaining oil, Stirring until slightly golden. Add in the fried shallots, soy sauce, oyster sauce, soaked Shiitake mushrooms and two cups of water. Bring it to a boil then turn it down to a simmer. Put the lid on and cook for 20 minutes.
  • Stir in the sticky rice and transfer them to a rice cooker. Add the water to about 5cm above the rice mixture. Cook until the rice is fully cooked and tender.
  • Stir in the oil-fried peanuts and serve.

Recipe Notes:

  • Rice: For this recipe, it is recommended to use short-grain sticky rice. Soaking the sticky rice overnight can help to reduce the cooking time.
  • Shiitake mushroom: You have the option to use either whole shiitake mushrooms, cut into small pieces, or pre-shredded shiitake mushrooms, both will work well in the recipe.
  • Fried shallots: Ready-made fried shallots can be found in Asian grocery stores.
  • This recipe can be prepared in bulk and divided into small portions for freezing.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 1144kcalCarbohydrates: 48gProtein: 28gFat: 96gSaturated Fat: 27gPolyunsaturated Fat: 17gMonounsaturated Fat: 46gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 85mgSodium: 1316mgPotassium: 936mgFiber: 8gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 13IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 70mgIron: 3mg

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